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Kreative Koalas uses art and multimedia as a vehicle to inspire young people to investigate and reflect on global sustainability issues and act at a local level.
The program encourages students and teachers to have courageous conversations around the following United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
The program provides the opportunity for students to be part of a team that welcomes their ideas and solutions and empowers them to act on these challenges as the future decision makers for the planet.
Kreative Koalas is an action learning program which engages primary and secondary school students in sustainability awareness, understanding and action through art, design, creativity, teamwork and project development by:
Kreative Koalas is a successful addition to the learning program for students that meets the needs of the curriculum and enhances classroom engagement. The public works of art created by students aim to educate, inspire and lead change in the community to address local sustainability issues.
For educational materials focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the following websites are highly recommended:
Provides comprehensive resources directly related to each of the 17 SDGs, including reports and action plans.
Offers free, high-quality online courses from experts on sustainable development and the SDGs.
Engaging and informative, this site offers resources to educate about the SDGs, suitable for various age groups.
Part of the Global Goals, it provides lesson plans and materials to teach young people about the SDGs.
Offers a range of materials designed to educate children about the SDGs.
Provides data, research, and reports on progress towards the SDGs, useful for more advanced learners.
These websites offer a range of materials, from introductory information to in-depth analysis, suitable for a variety of educational levels.
"From Idea to Impact" is a dynamic online course tailored for young innovators aged 10-18 years, aiming to transform budding ideas into actionable project plans. Leveraging the 'GPS Sentence' model, the course instils in students the foundational skills of project planning, including goal setting, problem identification, and solution formulation. Through interactive modules and the 'Project Canvas' tool, students are guided from conceptualization to the creation of a detailed project plan.
For Young People:
The course aligns with the Australian Curriculum across various stages and subjects, providing a structured approach to developing key competencies:
"From Idea to Impact" not only aligns with educational standards but also enriches student learning experiences by bridging theoretical knowledge with practical application, supporting both students and teachers in navigating the complexities of project planning and execution.
"Catalyst Coaches" is an innovative online course designed to empower educators with the knowledge and tools needed to guide students in creating impactful projects aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The course covers foundational SDG knowledge, youth dynamics, project ideation, planning, facilitation of student-led projects, technology integration, impact assessment, and sharing successes.
Outcomes for Young People and Adults
The course content is tailored to complement educational curriculums by embedding pedagogical insights with practical project-based learning tools. It aligns with key learning areas by fostering critical thinking, collaboration, digital literacy, and global citizenship among students, supporting educators to integrate these themes seamlessly into their teaching practices.
The Kreative Koalas program, with its focus on sustainability through art, design, and community action, aligns well with various aspects of both the Australian Curriculum (ACARA) and the New South Wales (NSW) Curriculum. This alignment ensures that the program not only provides a rich, engaging learning experience but also meets educational standards and outcomes.
Here are some key alignments:
The Kreative Koalas program is more than just an educational initiative; it’s an opportunity to create informed, creative, and proactive changemakers.
We are committed to supporting you in this exciting journey and look forward to witnessing the inspiring projects and artworks your students will create.
“I love the student engagement. I love seeing the students come alive when they realise they have a voice and they can make a difference. I love to see the students take ownership of the project and I love to see the impact they can have and the reactions from the local community.”
Primary School teacher