The Organic Classroom


Title of Resource

The Organic Classroom



Main Topic

Climate systems and extreme weather impact
Biodiversity and Ecosystem impacts
Soil and food security


General focus (e.g., if the resource covers several topics)



Audience Education Level

Learners grades R-3
Learners grades 4-6
Learners grades 7-9

Resource URL




South Africa

Publication Continent



Science Approaches

ESD and ESD learning processes
Outcomes-based education
Change-oriented and action learning

Learning Approaches

Collaborative small group learning
Place-based learning (type of experiential learning within a local place and community)
Inquiry-based learning (active learning that starts by posing questions, problems or scenarios)
Experiential learning (learning through experiences and reflection)

Sustainability Big Idea

Earth love - (respect Earth and life in all its diversity)
Health and resiliency

Includes References


Suggested Usefulness

Social Inclusion

Yes. The resource empowers teachers to use sustainable methods and grow food gardens which will feed learners from disadvantaged backgrounds. These gardens are also used to afford learners with a practical and theoretical understanding of food production

Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Yes. "Potential entrepreneurial opportunities such as market gardening are also identified where possible, to support the financial sustainability of the school garden" - (SEED, 2004)

Sustainable Development Goal

SDG 1 - No Poverty
SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
SDG 3 - Good Health & Well-Being
SDG 4 - Quality Education
SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities
SDG 12 - Responsible Production & Consumption
SDG 15 - Life on Land

Interpersonal Competency Areas

Global citizenship

Strategic Planning Competency Areas

Human rights

Normative Competency Areas

Global citizenship

Systems Thinking Competency Areas

Human rights

Intrapersonal Competency Areas

Culture of peace and non-violence

Action Competency Areas

Global citizenship

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