PEERMENTORING IN EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: RECOGNITION AND VALIDATION OF A NEW COMPETENCE
Teachers can easily feel under pressure when confronted with their duty to transmit to young people the necessary competencies to face the challenges of this complex and globalized world. This feeling of loneliness facing such a huge responsibility can sometimes feel overwhelming. A single teacher, left alone with the challenge, can often be tempted by the idea of surrendering. PEERMENT’s goal is to avoid this surrender by developing and supporting teachers’ need to integrate in their curriculum the necessary knowledge about ESD, with an approach that fosters collaboration and sharing with other colleagues. it proposes to achieve those competencies through the participation in Local Teacher’s PEERMENT Groups. Working in small groups gives the teachers the possibility to create trustable relationships with their peers and to find a support group, where competences and burdens can be shared and lightened. PEERMENT’s support structure allows teachers to be more confident and effective in the communication of a sustainable way of thinking to their students. This new forma mentis will help them in the comprehension of the challenges of the interconnected world of today and will give them the basic tool to be able to contribute to a future of equal, inclusive and sustainable societies. All the details for who wants to join in this journey are found here.