Module 1: Introduction to Food Waste & Climate Change Education

Last updated: March 13, 2024

Outline

Climate Change and rapid technological transformations are expected to affect our lives in an unprecedented way. To navigate through such uncertainty, students need to develop curiosity, imagination, resilience, critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as green skills. Therefore, it is essential for schools to move from the current facts driven educational model and endorse new practices for equipping students with the skills they need to become active and responsible citizens, capable to take action for climate and community at large.

In this context, the FOOD RESCUE introduces an innovative “applied learning” curriculum that builds on food waste as a conceptual context for learning, and it combines pedagogical tools such as Maker Education and Youth Participation.

The objective of the FOOD RESCUE curriculum is not to teach students what is right and wrong and what the consequences of food waste are, but to enable students to experience, reflect upon and engage in food waste reduction practices as a means to deepen their learning process and empower them to act.

Overall, the curriculum fosters experiential and emotional learning on the topic of food waste and climate change and support the development of competences such as critical thinking, problem solving, emotional intelligence, social responsibility etc.

Learning Objectives

Welcome to the first module of the Massive Open Online Course within the international FOOD RESCUE project! The whole course content is offered in the following languages: English, French, German, Greek.

In Module 1: Introduction to Food Waste & Climate Change Education, teachers and educators will be introduced to the theoretical knowledge behind the overall topic of food waste as well as to the educational concept so called “Climate Change Education” with a special focus on its relation to food waste management.

The theoretical Module 1 is linked to Lesson 1 and Lesson 2 of the Curriculum.

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