Environment

Location:

Radviliškis, Šiauliai

Dates:

 

October 2016 – March 2017

The team:

 

Ala Beliajeva

Nadežda Bessarab

Indrė Augutienė

 

The learning process was also supported by other educators from Radviliškis Gražinos basic school

Organisations involved:

 

School club "Tolerance" of Radviliškis Gražinos basic school

Šiauliai "Santarvės" gymnasium

Global Citizens' Academy

The learning process:

 

The learning process included a set of learning activities meant at raising awareness of young people from Radviliškis Gražinos basic school and Šiauliai „Santarvės“ gymnasium on current global realities that affect our environment and building their capacities towards meeting the challenges of environmental pollution.

The learning process started by bringing the participants from both schools into one group and engaging them into an active learning process which allowed them to get connected with the environment that surrounds them.

The next stage of the learning process was incorporated into the programme of the conference “Intercultural Dialogue” which took place in Radviliškis Gražinos basic school. Through the simulation “The World I Live In”, the participants were engaged in an active learning process where they became the residents of different continents and had an opportunity to explore deeper the current global realities of equality, justice, the share of wealth, access to food and water, etc. At the end of the simulation, the participants had a chance to think and present their ideas what solutions they could propose towards tackling the global issues that have been explored.

The next learning activity was organised in smaller groups where the participants had a chance to explore more in depth the issues related to the environment, their causes, consequences and possible solutions. As a conclusion, the participants expressed their thoughts on positive and negative impacts, as well as possible solutions towards the environmental issues by creating their personal trees using stained glass technique. All personal trees created by the youngsters were later exhibited at Radviliškis Gražinos basic school.

The learning process was continued separately in both schools by planning and implementing the actions addressing the global environmental issues.

The learning process was completed by bringing both groups together and using creative thinking methods to reflect and share the whole learning process and share the key outcomes with their peers. 

 

The outcomes:​

The GlobaLab learning process helped the participants from Radviliškis Gražinos basic school and Šiauliai „Santarvės“ gymnasium to build their global citizenship competencies helping them to take an active role towards a more sustainable world. They became more aware of the global issues related to the environment and their interconnectedness with other global problems, people and places in different parts of the world. They also strengthened their respect for environment and commitment to sustainable development, as well as strengthened their creativity by expressing their thoughts through artistic techniques.

The GlobaLab learning process also helped the youngsters to strengthen their abilities of communication, cooperation and active participation. The participants of the GlobaLab valued the possibility to cooperate with their peers from a different town and thus cope with their fears of meeting and interacting with youngsters whom they did not know before.

Moments of the GlobaLab

Testimonials:

I have learnt that we do not need to be afraid of communicating and interacting with kids from other towns.

Participant of the local GlobaLab in Lithuania

When I asked the participants, if they liked the activity, I did not hear any „Yes“ or „No“. I just saw their shining eyes and meaningful noddle of heads expressing their excitement on the learning process.

Facilitator of the local GlobaLab in Lithuania

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