WSN is a future oriented learning environment which connects classrooms, their teachers, and local communities worldwide. While utilizing computer technology and the Internet, World School fosters an approach to environmental issues with a global perspective. Interaction via networking allows for diverse discussion of topics, while experience-based action plans lead to positive action for the design of our future.
Participating groups base their activities on themes
concerning the surrounding environments of their respective communities, thus deepening children's
interest in nature. By reporting group activities to participants from other groups, sharing comments
concerning each others' activies, and interacting through telecommunications, children turn their eyes to the
connections and diversity of the global environment.
In addition, classrooms are linked with adventure sites during World School's adventure projects. Adventurers
place themselves in special parts of the world where they experience and accept the wonders of different
cultures and send messages from those who live in harmony with nature. Children discover many diverse ways
of life in the world and seek out answers for how their future society should be created.
In 2003 schools and groups from the UK, US, France, Kenya, Singapore, India, Israel, Mexico, Japan and other countries are participating. Applications for participation in 2003 are being accepted now.
- Heighten children's interest in the environment.
- Develop an outgoing attitude towards contributing to global society.
- Provide opportunities to children to learn via global communications that environmental issues throughout the world are interrelated.
- Help children take initiatives on environmental issues in their own communities.
- Develop an international educational program for current environmental issues.
- Project Circles
Aside from structural rules for project circles, they are set up so students and teachers can take the initiative to learn about common topics of interest. Participant groups
work to choose themes for Project Circles by interacting with one another. Once themes
have been decided upon, groups worldwide share in debate and learning.
In 2003, there are several project circles inluding, "Food and Farm," "Water and Land," Trash and Recycling," "Wildlife," "Discover my Town," etc.
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- Adventure Project
In addition to Project Circles, WSN carries out its Adventure Project. WSN adventurers'
experience and acknowledge the wonders of different cultures worldwide and send
messages from those who live in harmony with nature aiming to raise kids
environmental awareness. To date, projects have taken place in the Arctic, Micronesia,
Japan, the USA and Israel.
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