Each partner’s organisation is unique in its context, history, language, culture, and experience. Some have been sharing permaculture with children for many years, whilst others are new to working with children (having experience working with adults) and others have been working with children for a long time, but are new to permaculture. From their various backgrounds, each partner organisation will be teaching permaculture to children as part of the creation, testing and implementation of resources, and they will work with different age groups and in different settings and cultures. In order to engage as many people as possible with our work, we will aim to give 7 different case studies detailing history, styles, locations, cultures, and especially describe the process of using permaculture in their particular setting.
These case studies on introducing permaculture to children will help educators to imagine what would be the process for them to start teaching permaculture to children and empower them to use our resources and follow the training course we will create. We have 7 in order to interest and engage many different educators from Europe and the rest of the world, as they will be likely to identify with at least one of these examples.
Our objective is to share case studies of real life examples on how teaching permaculture to children took place for each partner organisation. Minimum 7 case studies (at least one from each partner organisation) will be put together in a publication that will serve as an orientation and inspiration on how teaching permaculture to children took place in different places.
The case studies will enable us to meet the objectives and priorities of the project by:
*Providing high quality learning opportunities and strengthening the education and training paths of educators about innovative permaculture practices. These will be easy reading, so the educators should be relaxed and thus enjoy the process, leading to accelerated learning.
*Enhancing the quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) through sharing best practice of innovative practices with other educators working in the field of ECEC.
* sharing best practices in permaculture education for educators in formal, informal and non-formal settings
*fostering quality improvements, innovation excellence and internationalisation at the level of education and training institutions whose educators read these case studies.
*dissemination of good practices;
*by getting more information on how teaching permaculture to children took place educators will feel empowered to widen their education and training path in this same direction.
The case studies report will be finished by the 16th month of the project. We aim that publication on case studies of introducing permaculture to children will be downloaded in different languages approximately 500 times by the end of the project. This is 500 educators in formal, non-formal and informal settings who should be inspired to find out more about sharing permaculture with children.