Using images to develop group discussion and actions for sustainable development

Abstract

This paper presents an activity that uses photographs to assist learners in developing their understanding of sustainable development. The activity can be adapted and delivered to suit learners and participants of different ages. Small group discussions provide participants with an opportunity to engage with the topic of sustainability, individual learners explore their own understanding of sustainability and the perceptions of others, a diamond ranking activity allows group members to make connections, scrutinise and compare their perceptions and develop potential actions that could positively contribute to sustainable development. Each group’s concluding proposal for an action plan to deliver a sustainable development idea reaffirms the importance of the key sustainable development principle of participation in decision making. Throughout, learners’ critical reflection and communication are developed using the participatory approach.

Glover, A. (2021) Using images to develop group discussion and actions for sustainable development. Educationalfutures, [online] Vol. 12(1). Available at: https://educationstudies.org.uk/?p=16050 [Accessed 22 Jan, 2022].