Implementing Environmental Sustainability Issues in English Language Teaching for Schools


This presentation outlines the ongoing development of a teaching project entitled English Language, School and Sustainability – Consciousness and Citizenship Relationship. The program underpinning this project is the Institutional Program of Initiation to Teaching Service - Programa Institucional de Iniciação à Docência (PIBID) and sponsored by CAPES. The aim here is for undergraduate students to exchange learning experiences with a university lecturer and a classroom teacher in a public school in order to help them grow as classroom practitioners and researchers in a public school setting. This Project is based mainly on the assumptions of Freire´s pedagogical theory (2001) about mutable reality depending on the participation of people around it. Also on Chaves’ research (2011) which deals with the experience of environmental issues in a public school and community attitudes about it. On doing this, we tend to develop not only the skills of all involved, but also help them to interact with environmental issues. As an outcome, this project tends to promote studies and debates on problematic environmental issues under the multi, inter and transdisciplinary perspective. In regards to the community public school participation and the university, we aim to promote not only language acquisition, but also to make the project participants search for a change in behavior that denotes the formation of a better operating citizen.

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Laura de Almeida, Universiddade Estadual de Santa Cruz/PIBID/CAPES, Brazil

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Conference: ECLL2014
Stream: Innovative language teaching and learning methodologies

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