The topic of the circular economy is perfectly suited to phenomenon-based learning as it bridges many different core knowledge areas.
Discover how the Circular Classroom can support your learning objectives and how to use these resources in your curriculum by watching our Educators Support Video. Then, download the student workbooks for each module and the teachers’ support manual to start planning your lessons now!
The program has a lot to gain from your knowledge, so get inspired and enrich it with everything you have to give!
Each of the three workbooks has been developed to help you quickly integrate the main concepts of circular thinking into the classroom, no matter what subject area you are teaching. From biology to math, language, and philosophy, the activities are universal and applicable to each learning objective in the curriculum. The teachers support manual includes a handy lesson planner and references connections to the Finnish syllabus for quick and easy integration into your learning plan.
Each module contains three core classroom activities and a series of extra ideas for in-class or take home enrichment to help get your students excited and motivated about the incredible opportunities that the Circular Economy offers us all. Once you have started integrating these, why not develop your own collaborative circular classroom tools with colleagues and students and then share them with the world?
Use the hashtag #circularclassroom when you post your ideas!
What is the difference in the linear and circular economies, and how does it affect us all? What kinds of actions can we take to help design a future that works better for us all? What potential for solving complex problems does a circular future hold?
How does nature work, and what is sustainability all about? How do systems in nature work? What does ‘biodegradable’ mean, and what are biocycles? How can individual actions help reduce our ecological footprints? What type of collective changes can we make to help achieve sustainability? What types of circular economy changes can we apply to our personal lives?
What is design and how does design affect us all? Why do humans design the world to work for the status quo? What is the difference between a professional and a citizen designer? How are systems at play all around us? How can we use creativity to create a better future?
We have selected some extra support materials to consider sharing with your students when planning your lessons. These three educational videos are a perfect fit for many of the topics covered in the Circular Classroom toolkit.