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How to integrate sustainable consumption and healthy eating in curriculum - An in-depth probing of the concept of whole school approach

Mikkola, Minna (2009) How to integrate sustainable consumption and healthy eating in curriculum - An in-depth probing of the concept of whole school approach. In: Mikkelsen, Bent Egberg; He, Chen; Mikkola, Minna; Nielsen, Thorkild and Nymoen, Lena Lie (Eds.) CORE Organic Project Series Report, ICROFS, Tjele, Denmark, pp. 35-38.

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This study inquired into integration of sustainable consumption and healthy eating in curriculum of three Finnish primary case schools, and carried out a preliminary in-depth probing into the working and outcomes of the 'whole school approach' in terms of teaching and learning. The whole school approach did portray as common effort by teachers and caterers to induce sustainability concept and reflective practices for pupils, and as such it presented new cross-curricular and transformative education binding reflection with knowledge and practices for every-day sustainability behaviors. As part of education for sustainable development and food education for sustainability in particular, organic food as an illustration for sustainability was used in one case school. Even though very fragmented and small-scale, the study suggests that sustainability education and sustainable food education do have chances to challenge current societal developments by today's pupils, the future citizens and consumers.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:iPOPY, school meals, Finland, sustainability, education
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Food systems
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic > iPOPY
ISBN:978-87-92499-04-2
Related Links:http://www.agrsci.dk/ipopy
Deposited By: Aro, Information Specialist Hilkka
ID Code:16688
Deposited On:28 Jan 2010 09:48
Last Modified:25 Aug 2010 12:35
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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