The following educational material is designed to introduce the difference between linear and circular economy. The material explains briefly the reasons why it is necessary to rethink the economy and the main concepts behind how circular economy encourages ways of thinking in sense of possible change.
The material includes:
– An interactive slide show (should be used in full-screen mode)
– A document that presents material for teachers aiming for a 75-90-minute class. This contains different educational tools such as texts, lectures and assignments to engage students in group activities through which they can improve the circular way of thinking in sense of everyday objects. The material is accompanied by PowerPoint presentations and video clips.
– A video clip to explain the idea of circular economy in Water Management in more detail.
This collection is compiled by experts of the Tallinn University of Technology, references are also given when a material is collected from other sources such as Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation and others.
1. Preparation (prior classes)
Material for students prior to the first class.
Introduction video "Explaining the Circular Economy and How Society Can Rethink Progress".
The linear System - Seeing the Bigger Picture.
Recycling? Seeing the Bigger Picture.
Use less? Seeing the Bigger Picture.
Last Longer? Seeing the Bigger Picture.
More Efficient? Seeing the Bigger Picture.
Green? Seeing the Bigger Picture.
Fever People? Seeing the Bigger Picture.
The economy of ants - Seeing the Bigger Picture.
A New Perspective - Seeing the Bigger Picture.
Circular economy - interactive slide show (additional material)
Circular economy - lesson material
3. Circular water
ChangeMakers - Circular Water Management
How is the Baltic Sea doing?