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School / organization: ENO-Environment global virtual school
Country: Finland
Torikatu 21 C
80100 Joensuu
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Contact Person: Mika Vanhanen
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Keywords: SD education, Virtual school
Age of pupils: 10 - 18
Learning aims: ENO-Environment Online is a global virtual school and network for sustainable development and environmental awareness. Environmental themes are studied within a school year on a weekly basis. Thousands of schools from 124 countries have taken part.

Goals

to deepen environmental themes in education
to add global awareness and internationality
to support sustainable development and act towards the Millennium Develpoment Goals
to have developing countries act as active participants
to study to learn co-operatively in a web community
to learn basic skills in ICT

Short description: The main idea is to lay emphasis on the local environment and to see it in a global aspect: act locally - think globally. Information is gathered from local communities and shared globally on the ENO website. Regular themes and activities have been forests and tree planting days, climate change, ecological footprint and different cultural themes.

PARTICIPANTS

500 official ENO schools in 105 countries, about 20 000 active participants (school year 2008-09 )

Reflection: Learning is student-centred with both online and offline activities. At the end of each theme there is a campaign week during which the results of learning are raised in local communities and on the website. Students eventually become ambassadors for the environment of their respective local communities and regions.
Date added: 2009-06-16 14:17:34    Hits: 225
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