Teaching: sustainable development
On 24 April, the two-day 3rd International Conference of the Association of Geography Teachers of Slovenia “Landscape and Sustainable Development” was successfully concluded. It was performed remotely. 62 participants from four countries participated.
The international conference offered an extremely large number of pedagogical ideas and implementations, as well as implemented and documented proposals for school field work. The invited lecturers were dr. Mitja Bricelj, Ph.D. Dušan Plut, Ph.D. Gregor Kovačič, Ph.D. Ana Vovk Korže, Ph.D. Karel Natek, Ph.D. Tajan Trobec, Ph.D. Michael Scoullos, Iro Alampei and dr. Thomais Vlachogianni.
Discussions tackled diverse topics, such as: protected areas and their development, environmental challenges in local community development, biodiversity, environmental adaptability and modeling, circular economy, local supply, local water resources, local sustainability, sustainable challenges, European projects, media presentations, role playing, active citizenship, cultural landscapes; examples of fieldwork from practically all Slovenian regions were presented as well.
Despite the all-day lasting virtual conference, the participants spent another hour in the evening for online networking.
In the conclusions of the conference, the participants authorized Michael Scoullos and Mitja Bricelj to report on the results at the interstate meeting of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative in May 2021. It was decided that the title of the 4th conference next year would be “Karst and Water” and proposed to the Association of Geographers of Slovenia to prepare a round table on participation in European projects, while obliging the participants to do as much as possible to promote activities that are (still) unnoticed by the public.
The publication, which sums up most of the presented papers with English abstracts, is available HERE.