Working Group #1: STEM + Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
Education for Sustainable Development creates opportunities for everyone to develop the knowledge, skills, and values to respond to the sustainability challenges presented by the 21st century and to address issues such as environmental degradation and climate change, consumption and production, biodiversity, cultural diversity, democracy, human rights, and social and economic justice. An appropriate method could be inquiry-based learning, which is indicated also for competencies-oriented STEM lessons. What similarities and differences exist between ESD and STEM? The working group will discuss the opportunities and challenges of STEM + ESD for children, early childhood educators and primary teachers as well as for their institutions.