doha – manufacturers Majlisplatform under The College of Islamic Studies (CIS), in partnership with Earthna, delivered a workshop at the Teaching and Learning Forum 2022 on October 9th. This forum was organized by the Education Development Institute of the Qatar Foundation (QF).
under the theme learn for action and community servicethe Forum establishes service activities as integral to the learning process and to preparing future generations to meet social, ecological and community needs locally and globally. It was intended to establish
In line with this goal, Maker Majlis Earthna used the Lego Serious Play methodology to connect service learning principles to the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This was an opportunity for Qatar and QF school teachers to learn more about the Eco-Schools Program, the world’s largest sustainable school of its kind. To connect their experiences to the program’s goals, participants reflected individually and collectively on their understanding of education, sustainable development, and nature and the environment.
Earthna’s Technical Lead, Ruba Hinnawi, opened the session by introducing the Eco-Schools program as an impactful tool for achieving education for sustainable development. We encourage young people to become involved in their environment by giving them the opportunity to actively protect it. This was followed by her second workshop with Maker. Majlis Dr. Evren Tok’s team. Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Innovation and Community Engagement. Dr. Seda Duygu Sever Mehmetoglu, Postdoc. Bayan Khaled, Alina Zaman, Ikram Serami, Research Assistant.
Dr. Tok facilitated the workshop, which delved into educator teaching styles and how eco-schools can achieve the goals of successful eco-schools that incorporate environmental values into the lifestyles of their students. Dr. Mehmetoglu spoke on his joint CIS project with the University of Public Policy “His SDG Education and Global Citizenship in Qatar: Strengthening Qatar’s Nested Power in the Global Arena”. She emphasized the connections between projects aimed at creating the ideal of inclusive, multi-stakeholder coordinated educational spaces, eco-schools and workshops.
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