by Laurence Myers
Sustainability & Service Learning Coordinator
International School of Kuala Lumpur
The 2014 EARCOS Teachers Conference took place this past weekend and was a resounding success for sustainability and service learning advocates everywhere! One would be hard pressed to not be inspired by the sheer plethora of workshops dealing with issues of service and sustainable education and, looking back, the conference may have been the evidence one needs to recognise just how powerful the movement can become.
There were several take aways form the conference:
There is a general feeling that sustainability and service learning is "coming of age" and yet there is so much to do still. As the thought leaders move forward there are so many that are keen but with little time to move forward the same way. It is imperative, then, that we ensure that the structures are in place to share best practices and ensure success at all levels, regardless of the funding provided or the intent of the school's philosophy. We move on!
This blog is currently being updated by Laurence Myers, K-12 Service Learning Coordinator at the American School of Dubai. We are hoping the blog becomes a compilation of posts from a variety of people in the region and around the world. Want to add something? Send it along!