Global Eco-Learning and The E-Team

admin, October 5, 2021

The following may be described in a similar manner to my mother’s knitting – there are bits of purl and plain, dropped stitches and holes, some sections show extreme delicacy and skill, some parts fit. and others you will have to adjust to suit yourself. Please consider…

Global Eco-Learning and The E-Team addresses the four ‘knowings’:

  • the know-how of technology,
  • the know-what of scientific enquiry,
  • the know-who of humanities,
  • the know-why of values.

Knowledge cannot be considered like other resources. It cannot be consumed because it is generative. When it is shared it expands, and it cannot readily be destroyed. It can be circulated more easily, more widely, and more rapidly than any other resource.

Some people regard knowledge as the ultimate resource – but we must be very careful as we could drown in knowledge while deprived of information, starved of knowledge and distracted from wisdom.

Speakers at national and international conferences often talk about the management of change, technology transfer, new industries and the need to establish mechanisms for decision making. They usually fail to mention the voters, workers, consumers, politicians and industry leaders who will live in the future world they are creating – the students and youth of today.

You can read the full article by Robert Palmer here.

Global Eco-Learning and The E-Team encourage the input of students, their families and communities by addressing:

  • the need for a strong national identity

Children, adolescents and adults are being shaped by circumstances far different from those that influenced older generations. New approaches to education, work and leisure activities are required to change and support what many experts proclaim as a generation in crisis. We cannot force compliance but we can create the climate in which change can be developed.

  • the need for an appreciation of our heritage and an understanding and support for industry

We all need to develop an informed, literate and numerate society by ensuring that young people’s skills and opinions are considered and appreciated. Knowledge of our history and the important role that our industrial and agricultural industries play, and the effect of our geographical position in the world, must have higher priority. We must generate feelings of belonging, self-worth and ownership.

  • the need to lead balanced, ecologically sustainable lifestyles

The proper care for our planet requires a true concern for all living things and for the actions which can endanger them. We must no longer think of ourselves as rulers over nature but think of ourselves as friends of a world that gives us life and sustenance and depends on our efforts and habits in order it to continue. We have to look after nature because nature looks after us.

  • the need for a sense of purpose and pride in accomplishments

Recent research suggests that many students, teenagers and those currently unemployed are disillusioned about their future and no longer believe there are any absolutes to guide their attitudes and behaviour. We must develop and encourage long- lasting values, good work habits and positive feelings for all.

  • the need for a balance between rights and responsibilities

We must develop inter-age and intra-age relationships through non-threatening structures. We must establish positive support groups to facilitate a sense of belonging. We must accept all the privileges and constraints that living responsibly in a community entails.

  • the need to appreciate the contributions made by people who are “different”

All sections of society need assistance to develop an appreciation of the different abilities of citizens living in our multicultural society and the respect for people of diverse origins and different traditions is essential in building positive community attitudes

  • the need to support the family in all its forms

Over past decades there have been substantial changes in the ways families live but there still remains a strong appreciation for traditional life. The family unit in its various forms remains vitally important because it is where young people should discover their roots and acquire their values. This provides the community with stability, links between generations, and the climate in which values are nurtured.

Global Eco-Learning and The E-Team seek long-term change in environmental perspectives and community values and long-term commitment. It is not elite, superficial or faddish – but well-planned, well-resourced, flexible, enjoyable, sustainable and permanent.

There is a certain uniqueness about Global Eco-Learning System and The E-Team because they:

  • Support the principles of working towards a sustainable future
  • Challenges economic and social trends towards increasing consumerism, materialism and unfettered economic growth
  • Redirect curriculum in which the well-being of other peoples, creatures and living things is overlooked or ignored
  • Promote and encourage the consideration of feelings and aesthetics as well as issues

Seek to empower students and their families to take wide-ranging actions in the interests of the local, regional and world environments.

PS : My mother was actually a very good knitter.