Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Useful websites for geography and other teachers

By | February 22nd, 2016|Webwatch|

The GA has produced a list of websites which it thinks will be of interest and help to geography teachers.  We think they might help environmental educators as well.  Here are a few of them: Biodiversity Rainforest Resources Climate and weather How stuff works Earth Hour Air Quality Real Time Mapping Air Quality Mapping - [...]

Eco Republic

By | February 20th, 2016|Book Review|

"Crazy! Lunatic! What is he talking about? How dare he challenge our way of life?"  When a character in Plato's Republic sees that things might change – even though it's for the better, long term – he calls out for the status quo, for things to be as he is used to.  Anyone with a message [...]

Unesco’s new resource clearinghouse

By | February 19th, 2016|Webwatch|

UNESCO has just released a Clearinghouse on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), containing information, news about events, good practices and links around the Global Action Programme on ESD (GAP).  It aims to serve as an online platform to share knowledge, experiences and competences of the ESD global community of practice. The Clearinghouse comes with a comprehensive Resource Bank, gathering hundreds [...]

Learning Away

By | February 19th, 2016|Blog|

You can read the latest Learning Away newsletter here. You will remember that Learning Away was a Paul Hamlyn Foundation [ PHF ] special initiative, and due to finish at the end of this month. However, in December, the PHF trustees agreed to provide a further two years of Learning Away ‘legacy’ funding to help ensure that [...]

Green Teacher latest

By | February 18th, 2016|Webwatch|

Green Teacher is a Canadian environmental education journal – similar to NAEE’s Environmental Education.  It is offering insights into its work with free access to two of the articles published in its latest edition.  They are: Put up a Paradise, and Let the games begin    

The Centre of the Earth

By | February 17th, 2016|Webwatch|

Thanks to Project Dirt for alerting about the Centre of the Earth (an environmental education centre in Birmingham) which is developing a food buying group that is both ethical and local.  They would like to hear from suppliers and producers who are interested in getting involved. Project Dirt has also confirmed that Community Energy England has launched an online survey for community [...]

Sustainability and Education in only Two Minutes

By | February 16th, 2016|Blog|

Here's a 3-minute YouTube video from Arjen Wals explaining his views on how schools need to change in order better to prepare young people for their [sustainable] futures. But to what extent can young people "change things" in the way described?  Or, to what degree can schools prepare young people to change things once they have [...]

A Right Royal Buzz

By | February 16th, 2016|Webwatch|

The National Gallery, the Mall Galleries and The Royal Parks have got together to support bees.  Between 17 and 20 February, the A right royal buzz exhibition will be open across the three venues. This is a community arts project led by The Royal Parks that aims to teach the public about the importance of pollination, through [...]

Developing and Reviewing Active Learning

By | February 15th, 2016|Webwatch|

LOtC says its new course, Developing and Reviewing Active Learning, will help you improve your practice and deliver, and evaluate meaningful learning which focuses on outcomes, not activities. There are 2 courses: one for providers of learning outside the classroom, and one for schools.During the course, you will: Learn about why it’s important to think about [...]

More or Less Equal?

By | February 12th, 2016|Webwatch|

A new resource from Oxfam is aimed at 11-16 year olds and explores young lives in an unequal world. It is a cross-curricular resource focussed on maths, English and social sciences, and can be downloaded for free from the Oxfam education website.  Here's the link to the English resources.  Oxfam says: Bring your English lessons to life by exploring [...]