ENSI's fields of work
ENSI is a learning organization with a common identity and focus with agreed pedagogical principles and content. Its identity is based on a systemic reflection on practice and a well-researched learning perspective. Its focus is on participation and change beyond behavioural change. It sees change as a condition of learning that goes beyond the key messages of sustainability but regards ESD as a cross cutting theme in research.
Unique aspect of ENSI lays in the collaboration of different partners along common themes and questions. Teachers from pilot schools, community members, teacher trainers, and university professors, experts from public administration and from large international agencies as well as students may contribute to mutually developed projects and/or to research on various questions from the field of education for sustainable development.
ENSI supports government agencies and research groups in their work for ESD. ENSI partners work in expert groups on different levels of public administration and in various types of organisations. In reality ENSI strengthens its impact beyond school development and professional development and therefore targets change in government policies. ENSI sees all levels of schools as centres for learning and ultimately influencing their communities. It focuses on schools as systems and intends to map the role of schools in creating sustainable communities.
ENSI's slim organisation allows to launch working groups for new questions and project ideas.
ENSI captures and reflects on its members’ experiences so that we can ‘practice what we preach’ and develop a portfolio that showcases our work and can be used for partnership purposes.