WEST AUSTRALIAN SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION FORUM (WASEF)
The West Australian Sustainability Education Forum is held annually in November/December at the Canning River Eco Education Centre.
This forum is an opportunity for those in community, schools, industry, tertiary and government groups to share the work they are engaged with to educate about and support sustainability practices.
You will benefit from a broad field of topics by finding a sense of place in the landscape of people and groups operating in WA.
Friday 2nd December 2022
WASEF 2022 PRESENTATION
The special guest speakers in the afternoon have offered their presentations as PDF and please contact them if you wish further information.
David Wood Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Einstein-First Project UWA
At Einstein First, we believe that by the end of Year 10, all students should be able to use their modern physics and chemistry understandings to explain why our climate is changing and how we must work together to address the associated challenges to ensure a sustainable future. This will help all young people to appreciate the role they will play and be empowered to take personal and collective action to address this global challenge. This brief session will introduce participants to the Einstein-Physics approach to modernising the teaching of the physical sciences, starting as early as Year 3, then revisiting the key concepts in Year 5 and presenting examples of the proposed Year 6 Climate Science lessons. Our ‘activity first’ approach will share how models and analogies, digital models and straight-forward activities using commonly available resources will be used to explain the basics of climate science. Daivd Wood can be contacted at email@example.com if you would like to receive further information about teaching of Climate Science and Sustainable Energy futures in their Year 6 primary or Year 8, 9 and 10 secondary classrooms. Einstein-First Project Presentation
Danika Godfrey-Potter Project Coordinator, Inclusive Instructional Design
According to the WHO, assistive technology (AT) is any device or system that allows individuals to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do or increases the ease and safety with which tasks can be performed. The abandonment of AT can have significant physical and psychological impacts on the AT user, as well as resulting in environmental wastage and a loss of potential capacity from the AT users in their communities. This presentation will focus on solutions to this issue, in particular information and advice provided to AT users and their supports which takes into account their specific needs at the start of the process and on-going peer support. It also considers the challenges faced by teachers in classrooms supporting AT users and sustainable models of AT provision. Assistive Technology Presentation