Active Learning Methodology series

The Active Learning Methodology series is for teachers and facilitators interested in education for sustainable development. 

The toolkits include step-by-step instructions for planning and implementing Education for Sustainable Development activities by using images and objects, together with a starter kit of sample images.

Hard copies of the Toolkits are available free of charge from  ccl@inn.no

Contact the PERL office for more information when considering translating any of the Active Learning Methodology toolkits. 

Toolkit 10

The toolkit "Food for Thought" is the tenth in the Active Methodology Images and Objects series and aims to strengthen learners' ability to deal with socio-scientific issues (SSIs) and Grand Challenges (i.e., urgent global problems) which relate directly to the pursuit of sustainable development.

Available in following languages:

EN

Will be translated to NO by end of 2019.

For more images, please visit the Food4Thought image bank

 
Toolkit 9

The toolkit "Education for Sustainable Consumption through Mindfulness" is the ninth in the Active Methodology Images and Objects series and focuses on the different facets of mindfulness. Cultivating mindfulness is a challenge, and substantial personal experience is usually seen as an important prerequisite for teaching others. Therefore, this toolkit can best be understood as a series of exercises that can and should serve as impulses for further deepening of experiences with mindfulness.

Available in following languages:

EN, NO, DE

 
Toolkit 8

The toolkit "Dare to Differ" is the eight in the Active Methodology Images and Objects series and focuses on inquiry-based learning. Specifically the toolkit draws on the 5Es Model as a specific inquire-based learning model. This model adapts the generic inquiry-based learning cycle (i.e. ask-investigate-create-discuss-reflect) into a more defined set of five phases, each with a distinct purpose and learning approach. This type of transformative learning process thus elaborates a complex set of learning objectives that require the development of cognitive, emotional and practical competencies.

Available in following languages:

EN, NO, ES

 
Toolkit 7

The toolkit "Why buy? The symbolic value of consumption" is the seventh in the Active Methodology Images and Objects series and focuses on historical reflection, self-analysis, and comparison of examples as key learning strategies, to help explore themes related to responsible living and sustainable development. The toolkit encourages communication between students and elders in their families or communities as a means of gaining insight into changes in consumption patterns that have taken place over the years. 

Available in following languages:

EN, NO, ES

 
Toolkit 6

The toolkit "The power of Media" is the sixth in the Active Methodology Images and Objects series and focuses on using different media as a key teaching and learning strategy to explore themes related to responsible living and sustainable development. The toolkit presents background information on Education for Responsible and Sustainable Living and Multiple Intelligence theory and provides a range of active teaching and learning activities using different media.

Available in following languages:

EN, NO

 
Toolkit 5

The toolkit "Whats the story" is the fifth in the Active Methodology Images and Objects series and focuses on STORYTELLING as a key teaching and learning strategy, to explore themes related to responsible living and sustainable development. The toolkit includes background information on education for responsible and sustainable living, the Millennium and Development Goals (MDG’s) and storytelling as an active learning methodology.

Available in following languages:

EN, NO, NL, RU

 
Toolkit 4

The toolkit "Time as a Resource" is the fourth in the Active Learning Methodology Images and Objects series and focuses on using a range of active teaching and learning approaches and strategies to explore the themes of: the inter-relationship between environmental, economic, social and political resources in everyday life; time as a resource and the ability to think of the future; and critical analysis, planning and decision making in determining personal action. 

Available in following languages:

EN, NO

 
Toolkit 3

The toolkit "Financial Literacy, personal finance management" is the third in the Active Methodology Images and Objects series and aims to help learners gain knowledge and understanding of the concepts of personal finance and the various terms related to the theme. It further helps learners apply their newly gained knowledge in an integrated manner in order to make responsible choices and take action for their own benefit and the benefit of others. 

Available in following languages:

EN, NO, ES, IS, ET, RU

 

 

Toolkit 2

 

The toolkit "Personal Consumption and Climate Change" is the second in the Active Methodology Images and Objects series and focuses in particular on using photographs and a range of active teaching and learning approaches and strategies to explore the themes of: personal consumption, climate change and responsible living. 

Available in following languages:

EN, NO, ES, RU

 

 
Toolkit 1

The toolkit "Education for Sustainable Development" is the first in the Active Methodology Images and Objects series and builds on the already well documented use of images and photographs in education. The toolkit might provide a "quick start" for teachers/facilitators who would like to use a visual approach to exploring aspects of Sustainable Development in their teaching and learning environment.

Available in following languages:

EN, NO, PT, RU