AESA was an alliance of organisations in the education, union, youth and environment sectors that wanted all Australians to have access to the skills, practices and values of sustainability, through formal education and throughout life. AESA wanted to find the best way to empower teachers, students and peers – in the classroom, the school and the entire community – with tools and skills that would lead Australia to become sustainable. AESA surveyed more than 5,000 teachers, curriculum coordinators and principals from government and non-government schools across the country, to find out how to help. More than 90 per cent agreed that sustainability is important, of value to students, and should be integrated into the curriculum. A further 60 per cent are interested in including sustainability in teaching – but asked for assistance to kick start sustainability teaching at your school. Essentially, you asked for a getting started guide. AESA is a portal to direct to high-quality education resources, case studies focused on how to create change, and information on how to link it all back to the curriculum – in an accessible, direct way.
Level of Education: School, Initial vocational education and training
Lead Organisation: AESA