LAUNCH OF AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR UNESCO APNIEVE
The UNESCO APNIEVE Centre for Values Education, Peace and Ecology, was launched by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer on 18 October 2002 in the gardens of the Wirra Birra Springs Heritage Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, in Adelaide, South Australia.
In 2005, the Centre moved to Mitcham to be more accessible to the broader community. The Centre conducts research, develops learning materials, conducts professional development for educators and consults to educational institutions on a wide range of values-related topics to promote peace, justice and sustainability.
APNIEVE focusses on Values for Integrated and Quality Education for personal and collective peace and sustainable human-centred development. The philosophy is consistent with that expressed in UNESCO APNIEVE's sourcebook: Learning to Be, for the integrated development of the whole person so that personal and collective peace may follow, and responsibility for ecological stewardship and the preservation of our natural heritage.
The Centre also conducts meetings, conferences and workshops for information exchange and for the professional development of educators, leaders and administrators. APNIEVE draws on skills and expertise from many fields, to conduct collaborative research for integrated curriculum development and to develop educational resource materials and videos, to assist teachers in honing their skills for nurturing the development of future leaders. The APNIEVE Centre is seeking partnerships to work collaboratively with others to reach UNESCO's common goals.
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