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Early Childhood Education for Sustainability: Now or never, a time for urgent change


Sustainability means more than making something last longer; it’s also about regeneration, prosperity and equality. In this webinar, Dr Sue Elliott examines what sustainability looks like within early childhood, and what educators can do to facilitate change within their early childhood services. Sue Elliot also explores how we can respect the rights of all children globally and support them to become active and empowered citizens creating sustainable futures.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Be able to define sustainability and education for  sustainability
  • Become aware of the immediate steps that can be taken to make a global change towards  living sustainably
  • Gain an understandings of policies, theories and challenges  that impact education for sustainability in practice
  • Identify of strategies to implement education for sustainability in early childhood services and  facilitate change.




Dr Sue Elliott

Dr Sue Elliott has been a leader in sustainability practices within early childhood education and care for over twenty-five years. She is an experienced practitioner, academic, consultant, author and researcher in early childhood education with a focus on education for sustainability, outdoor playspaces and forest preschools. Most recently, she led an early childhood education for sustainability scoping study for the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Environmental Trust (Elliott, McCrea, Newsome & Gaul, 2016) and is currently leading two research projects around children’s experiences in natural outdoor contexts. She co-edited with Davis Research in early childhood education for sustainability: International perspectives and provocations (2014), the first edited collation of current early childhood education for sustainability research. Sue is an active participant in the TransNational Dialogues in Early Childhood Education for Sustainability international research group and has also co-ordinated early childhood consultancy projects with various organisations including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne and Museum Victoria.