Sustainability and Development
Ages 13+, Meets 6 times
- 66 British pounds£66
- Location 1
Our planet is facing major environmental challenges that affect people across the globe. In this online course, teens will learn about these issues in a solutions-focused way that brings hope for the future. Over six sessions, we will explore different concepts relating to sustainability and international development. Instead of just discussing problems, we’ll focus on promising real-world solutions already happening. Each interactive class will start with short informational presentations. We’ll define important terms together, like planetary boundaries, systems thinking, and environmental justice. Then we’ll dive into group discussions, case studies from around the world, and even fun sustainability design projects. For example, students may get to invent their own eco-friendly city or green business idea! Session topics include: understanding environmental limits and goals; interconnected systems thinking; sustainable farming and energy innovations; eco-city designs, wildlife restoration efforts; and more. The classes aim to give teens knowledge and tools for becoming sustainability change-makers. It will stretch their critical thinking skills while nurturing optimism. By participating, Thinkers join a global movement of youth shaping our civilisation to respect ecological balance. The course will also help Thinkers build on their critical understanding of international/global development, history, economics, and politics. We will work to build a report as part of the course, also building research and writing skills.
We will do our utmost to ensure every booked class takes place. However, we strongly believe in the value of conversation between thinkers. Thus, we will not run a class with less than the minimum number of students. If we do not have a full group 24 hours before the class is set to start we will, sadly, cancel the session, refund all participants, and seek to run the class at a different time. Our full booking and cancellation policy can be found in our Terms and Services.