On 25 February 2020, the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and the International Schools Association (ISA) entered a MOU with the aspiration to achieve shared goals within the field of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) developed the Eco-Schools programme in 1992 and launched it globally in 1994, as a response to the needs identified at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. Since then, the Eco-Schools programme has evolved and retained global reach, becoming an acclaimed international model for Environmental Education and sustainability. Eco-Schools supports the Agenda 2030 and the ESD principles by using a holistic whole-institution approach with its Seven-Step methodology and by building meaningful partnerships. Global Citizenship, a key outcome of Education for Sustainable Development, is a key value that a learner has to have, along with carrying the sustainability perspective to their future workspace. By definition, International schools have a responsibility to develop this as a core value in their students. I am happy that ISA has adopted this as a core strategy and is joining the Eco-Schools programme. - Pramod Kumar Sharma, Senior Director of Education, Foundation for Environmental Education Within this framework, FEE has partnered with ISA, a well-recognised player in promoting and supporting Education for Sustainability. ISA, founded in 1951, is a prominent organisation in the world of international education and is dedicated to consulting and guiding educators in this area. The ISA Education for Sustainability Curricular Framework for K-12 guides the teaching and learning methods that motivate and empower learners to change their behaviour and take action for sustainable development. We intend to benefit our two separate school communities in the best possible way. We have chosen carefully to partner to mutually benefit each other, knowingly surrounding ourselves with partners who share the same passion for teaching and learning and passing onto the next generation important values such as international understanding and sustainability. - John Lees, Chairman of the Board, International Schools Association The partnership promotes collaboration, acknowledgement and mutual appreciation of the two organisations under a mutually beneficial cooperation agreement. Both organisations are recognised by UNESCO and are dedicated to jointly advance ESD today to better the environment of tomorrow. Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) www.fee.global International Schools Association (ISA) www.isaschools.org/
The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) is the world’s largest Environmental Education organisation implementing five programmes in over 80 countries. Recognised by UNESCO and UN Environment as a world-leader within the fields of Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development, FEE’s strength comes from its members who share a common conviction. For a quarter of a century, the FEE Eco-Schools programme has been engaging young people in taking positive actions that transform their lives. Eco-Schools has expanded to affect change is some 59,000 schools, engaging over 19 million students. It encourages youth to engage in their environment by giving them the opportunity to actively protect it. More information at www.fee.global and www.ecoschools.global
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