These nine eco placemats represent a collaborative project with the Ontario College of Teachers. Taking this excellent standards-based educational resource, Catholic Educators across Ontario reflected on how our faith – including insights from Laudato Si – impacts our ecological awareness. These eco placemats may be used as tools for deepening understanding and exploration of environmental stewardship and ecological literacy within teacher education and professional practice.
Exploring Ethical Professional Practice:
Ecological Consciousness & Eco Justice
Each placemat is available to download in PDF format.
The ethical standard of Care includes compassion, acceptance, interest and insight for developing learners’ potential.
Intrinsic to the ethical standard of Respect are trust and fair-mindedness.
The ethical standard of Trust embodies fairness, openness and honesty.
Honesty, reliability and moral action are embodied in the ethical standard of Integrity.
Teachers are dedicated in their care and commitment to learners.
Teachers promote and participate in the creation of collaborative, safe and supportive learning communities.
Teachers recognize that a commitment to ongoing professional learning is integral to effective practice and to student learning.
Teachers strive to be current in their professional knowledge and recognize its relationship to practice.
Teachers apply professional knowledge and experience to promote student learning.