Learning Resources

Here we will compile teaching and learning resources that we have ourselves prepared for use in schools. To date many of these have been developed by groups of undergraduate students in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University. We are very grateful for their time and effort, and they are individually acknowledged in the resources below.

Do you have an idea for for Sustainable Development / Systems Thinking / Circular Economy teaching and learning resource, but would like some support in developing it? Email us and we will help you.

PTSE activity resources

All resources from the school outreach event, to organise the activities in your own school

Sustainable Concrete practical activity

Resources for teachers and students to undertake a sustainable development-focussed hands on practical investigation making sustainable concrete.

Systems thinking - Sustainable energy generation and fabrics

Provides an example of how through systems thinking this topic can be linked to redox chemistry, the latest advances in battery technology, energy harvesting fabrics and wearable technologies.

Systems thinking - Battle of batteries for energy storage

The ‘battle of batteries’, which links to redox chemistry, the latest advances in battery technology, and sustainable energy supply and storage.

What is Systems thinking

Introductory information on systems thinking, which encourages us to look at the components of a system together, acknowledging that these components will act differently when isolated from the system