The Educational toolkit consists of lesson plans and interactive activities that address issues that touch on important aspects of the Common Agricultural Policy such as Biodiversity, Climate Change, Hunger, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. These issues are analyzed pedagogically and are transferred to the educational process, formal and non-formal, through innovative educational approaches and activities, which enable teachers and students to understand the importance of the Common Agricultural Policy in ensuring ecological, social, economic, and cultural sustainability.

Who can use the educational proposals?

The lesson plans are designed to be used interdisciplinary by teachers and are structured in such a manner that they are easy to adapt or apply in the special educational context of the classroom. They have a consistent structure and contain all information a teacher needs to know about the subject at hand, the course’s content, the materials and tools needed, worksheets, and other sources of information.The proposed activities are interactive, and experiential, with the goal of developing students’ critical, systemic, creative, and exploratory thinking. They are based on learning scenarios and can be used both in and out of the classroom.

Web applications are complementary and innovative activities that can be used by teachers as reinforcement activities for the subjects they teach, or by students individually, at home or in their spare time. Presentations, learning games, quizzes, and Q&A are examples of activities that can help students learn more creatively.

The material can also be used for teacher education and training in CAP and Sustainable Development topics, such as through experiential workshops, as well as in non-formal education, specifically through the Environmental Education Centers’ programs.

Is adressed to:

All of the teachers. It is accessible and open to everyone, with a focus on pedagogy and education for children aged 10 to 13. All of the materials are written in simple language and include a lot of audiovisual content. It aims to evoke and activate the interest of students in a subject that has not yet been adequately discussed in the context of the various courses and more broadly through Education for Sustainable Development, in addition to supporting teachers in the teaching and learning process in this area.

The authors

The authors of this educational guide are instructors of the Unit for Education, Environment and Sustainable Development (EESD) at the Pedagogical Institute (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth). Specifically, the following teachers worked on the writing of the educational proposals: a) for the section CAP and Biodiversity Kyriakos Kefalas, Nikolas Papanikola Anna Sergiou, , b) for the section CAP and Climate Change Filippos Iliadis, Troodia Theodorou, Thalia Michail, Andreas Nathanael, Nikoletta Pappou, Simoni Partakidou, Stella Chatziachilleos, c) for the section CAP and Sinaos Kapou, Chrystalla Nikolaou, Vassilis Papastavrou, Konstantinos Fanis, Klio Chatzisimou, Sofia Christodoulou, c) for the section Innovation and Entrepreneurship Georgia Amyrotou, Sophie Kamenou, Koula Michael, Christiana Nikolaou, Eleni Papanastasiou, Vassilis Papastavrou, George Savvidis, Marina Steliou. The scientific supervision and the coordination of the working groups was done by Aravella Zachariou, Head of the EESD Unit.

More information

For more information and guidance regarding the use of the material you can contact the staff of the Unit for ESDP at the Pedagogical Institute, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth www.moec.gov.cy.

IMH was in charge of the design of the educational material. More information on the CAPturing the Future Generation project can be found at www.capgeneration.com.cy.