Exploring a ‘sustainable’ future: Concepts, principles and practices across disciplinary boundaries is for Diploma Programme (DP) or Career-related Programme (CP) educators, as well as non International Baccalaureate (IB) educators. The course provides practical tools and resources to encourage new perspectives on the world, and to inspire students to make a positive contribution.
Einstein once said, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Knowing that reductionist thinking has its limitations, this workshop looks at the implications of taking an interdisciplinary and systemic approach towards global, as well as local challenges, using a variety of frameworks including the circular economy, systems thinking, and the food, water and energy nexus.
First launched in November 2017, the second workshop will run from the 27th June - 25th July 2018. Registration is now open and will close on the 5th of June.
I first heard about circular economy when I listened to Ellen MacArthur at an IB conference in October 2016 and found her ideas inspiring. I have really appreciated the huge amount of resources that we've been able to explore - I have already started using some of the videos and edu-tech platforms and I'm looking forward to integrating more in the next semester!
The IB works together with the Foundation on curriculum innovation projects, exploring the importance of project-based, interdisciplinary methods that enable learners to consider the interconnectedness of our increasingly complex world.