Here’s a link to an article in The Times of Malta which is about a recent field trip of Maltese (environmental) educators to Slovakia.

The visit was an opportunity to share and exchange experiences in the integration of ESD in nature park management, home economics, and across the early years sector.

Other themes explored included outdoor education as a means of integrating various dimensions of sustainability; early childhood experiences leading to sustainable choices; sustainable food consumption; non-formal ESD initiatives in the community and outdoor learning and experiences for all.  Besides visits to schools, the delegation also visited the Forest Research Institute at Zvolen and the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Matej Bel University.

And here’s a comment from one of the group that applies in more places than Malta:

Changing the dominant pedagogy in schools is not an easy task as it involves a change in the mindsets of teachers, school administrators and education authorities.”

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