WithOnePlanet open education supports teaching about environmental viability, culture awareness, active citizenship and linking school communities in Australia and Timor Leste through technology and travel programs.
Understanding our fragile planet and our impact upon it is vital for life-long learning. We need to provide current and future generations with knowledge and skills to better understand climate issues and the actions needed.
WithOneSeed’s open education program supports school communities from Australia to connect with village-based schools in Timor Leste, to establish collaborative learning and to support each other through educational and awareness-raising programs.
INQuIRY teaching and learning
WithOnePlanet is a new integrated inquiry-based teaching and learning system with curriculum resources focused on climate change education through 3 themes: Carbon, Culture and Citizenship. Resources for years F to 10 are aligned to Australian curriculum for whole-school integration across multiple subjects. (Note that funding for development of the curriculum resources was received from the Australian Department of Education.)
Australia and Timor Leste
The programs encourage school communities in Australia to connect with village-based schools in Timor Leste, to establish collaborative learning and to support each other through educational and awareness-raising programs.
Vocational education and training
Skills training resources in agroforestry, permaculture and technology for students, farmers and the community through the Village Learning Centre. Train the trainer programs focus on building the skills and knowledge of Baguia tree farmers.
Environmental Education Week
Over 1100 students, teachers and community members participating in the Environmental Education Week in Baguia in 2013 and 2014.
Progress to date
- Development of the WithOnePlanet initiative
- Development of F to 10 education modules: carbon, culture and citizenship
- Over 1100 students, teachers and community members participating in the Environmental Education Week in Baguia in 2013 and 2014
- Village Learning Centre in Baguia, provides access to the internet and educational resources to 14,000 people
- Development and release of the MyCarbonCapture education app that allows students to monitor the carbon emissions generated from their mobile phone use
- Establishment of a School Gardens Program to engage the 35 schools across the sub-district of Baguia
- Commencement of revised (international) edition of the Tropical Permaculture Guidebook – from East Timor
- Delivery of the 5-day Master Tree Growers program in Timor Leste in partnership with the Australian Agroforestry Foundation.