PEERMENT is an ongoing Erasmus + funded project that is in its final stages of implementation. PEERMENT is coordinated by the University of Malta through the Centre for Environmental Education and Research. More information can be found online.
During one of the reflections on the sustainability of the project, partners came out with the idea to create a Community of Practice through EPALE, to continue using and disseminating PEER-Mentoring as a tool to unleash the transformative power of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
You can invited to join the Community of Practice through the EPALE website. If you are not already on EPALE, you will need to first register (for free).
Teachers and educators need to build their capacity in ESD. According to UNESCO, as powerful agents of change in the educational response to sustainable development, educators and trainers must first acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, values, motivation and commitment to introduce ESD into teaching and institutions, make education relevant and responsive to today’s global challenges and help society in general transition to sustainability.
One tried and tested model to build the capacity of educators and trainers is through peer-mentoring in ESD, as attested through the Erasmus+ funded project PEERMENT.
This online community of practice gives teachers and educators the possibility to create trustable relationships with their peers and to find a support group, where competences and burdens can be shared and lightened. It ultimately aims to allow teachers and educators to be more confident and effective in the communication of a sustainable way of thinking to their students.
For more information contact Dr Vincent Caruana via email.