9 June 2021
Online via Teams
In this free online session, we introduce a new KS3-5 teaching resource, which asks what Bolivia teaches us about sustainable development. It focuses on the environmental remit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and enables students to think broadly about what it means to protect both nature and life on land.
The resource foregrounds the ideas and voices of Bolivian indigenous leaders (interviewed on film in 2019), those whose ideas of sustainability and development are grounded in long-running struggles for land and territory, and being challenged by global demand for natural resources (including fossil fuels). In doing so, this resource engages students with geographical questions that illuminate how interpretations of sustainable development vary and that the United Nations 2015 Sustainable Development Goals are just one (particularly powerful) iteration.
We will introduce the resource in detail and go over the supporting materials. In addition to this, we will demonstrate how this resource enables students to engage with related local, national and global debates and provides them with the opportunity to make connections to their everyday lives. There will be time for questions.
The resource has been developed by Dr Jessica Hope, Lecturer in Sustainable Development at University of St Andrews and Grace Healy, Curriculum Director at David Ross Education Trust.
Featured image: Nelson Marquez @nelmaq/Unsplash
You can view the resources that will be explored during this session here
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