Authors: Chien-kuo Ku, Trai-Shar Kao
The development of Taiwan’s Sustain Schools is in the recent ten years time. It can be traced back in 2002, when the Ministry of Education implemented “Sustainable Campus” project. This project aimed at improving and establishing hardware facilities in the campus. Afterwards, there are enterprises which needs to carry out corporate social resoponsibility (CSR), giving funds to develop Sustain Schools through the counseling from universities.
This project is funded by Innolux Education Foundation, aims at saving energy and reducing carbon, helping five elementary schools in Miaoli County to establish energy plus classrooms, managing seed schools in sustainable development. The goals include the establishment of “Taiwan Sustainable School Indicators”, implementing whole school approach and developing Sustainable Teaching Material.
The project initially outlines “Taiwan Sustainable Schools Indicators”, undergoing communication among partner schools, in order to establish whole school approach, thirdly, to establish Sustain School’s sustainable schools’ online network resource platform. Finally, the teaching and learning of “Carbon Zero Classroom”, enhancing the concept and knowledge of the schools’ teachers and students, and help bringing along the neighboring schools in sustainable development. This kind of cooperation mode has gained great achievements.
Keywords: whole-school approach, sustainable Schools, self-evaluation Indicators for sustainable Schools