Category Archives: Educating for sustainability

Philosophy and background information on the intersection between educating for sustainability and best practices for Spanish language learning and teaching

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The blog 3.500 millones, sponsored by Madrid’s print and on-line newspaper El País, focuses on solutions to seemingly intractable problems such as la pobreza, la contaminación, el sobreconsumo y la indiferencia.  In their own words “3500 millones es la mitad de la población … Continue reading

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Frameworks & Standards: something to hang your hat (or your curriculum) on

Okay, so we’re on the sustainability bandwagon (or bicycle, as the case may be), but how to move from philosophy to action? The following two organizations are deeply immersed in bringing educating for sustainability into the classroom.  While neither of … Continue reading

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Best practices for language learning & sustainability

Content-based instruction, as described by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, is a proven, effective approach to language learning that allows world language teachers the freedom to create curriculum based on inquiry.   We can … Continue reading

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How to say “The New Facts of Life” in Spanish

In an article on the Center for Ecoliteracy‘s web site entitled  the “New Facts of Life” , Fritjof Capra writes that ecological principles “in a nutshell” can be stated thus:  “nature sustains life by creating and sustaining communities.” He continues, “Sustainability, then, is not an … Continue reading

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