Monthly Archives: November 2017

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An extract from Environmental Education Vol 116

By | November 24th, 2017|Webwatch|

Today's post is an extract from the Webwatch section of the latest edition of NAEE's journal Environmental Education [Vol 116].  Bioblitz from the Bristol Natural History Consortium is a major leader in biological surveys.  The Natural History Museum has produced a down-loadable guide to running a BioBlitz, and the National Trust runs similar surveys on its own properties, [...]

Artists and children collaborate to remake unearthed finds

By | November 23rd, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

“YES, I’ve found another rock!”  “I like that one; I like its shape and colour.” Watching the children sift through the finds as they were dug from the trench was fascinating; their curiosity for the objects (mostly rocks) that were dug up was something that I can completely relate to, given my curious fascination with [...]

IUCN’s archive of reports

By | November 23rd, 2017|Blog|

IUCN is continuing to digitise its huge archive of reports. Created in 1948, IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations.  As the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, it harnesses the knowledge and expertise of its 1,300 Member organisations and the input of some 16,000 experts to provide [...]

Supermarket waste activity for KS 3

By | November 22nd, 2017|Webwatch|

A new Activity Kit from Think Global explores the topical concept of waste food and waste plastics.  It investigate the reasons why so much food is wasted and evaluate possible ways of reducing this.  Think Global says: In the UK, there is now year-round access to a mind-boggling array of foods, transported from the furthest reaches [...]

Monday Round up – November 20 to 24

By | November 20th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAEE is encouraging everyone with an interest in environmental education to respond to the global Call for Action from the Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP). Here's a video to watch which explains the background, and you can respond to the call here and help shape the future. 2. Juliet Robertson asks: Do you worry about ensuring basic literacy skills [...]

Engaging with the SDGs in British schools

By | November 17th, 2017|Webwatch|

Our Webwatch post on Wednesday featured some of the ideas of Harriet Marshall about the sustainable development goals in the curriculum.  In particular, we featured her propositions that the SDGs can ... bridge subject divides help schools reflect upon what they do and why be ways of addressing controversial and complex local, national and international issues [...]

A Learning Theory map

By | November 16th, 2017|Blog|

If you've ever been confused by the many different learning theories that surround us, you might find this map of interest.  It has been created by participants in the EU-funded HoTEL project.  (HOlistic approach to Technology Enhanced Learning) is a support action of the 7th Framework Programme which aims to design, develop and test a support model for [...]

Teaching and the SDGs

By | November 15th, 2017|Webwatch|

This is how Harriet Marshall begins her recent exploration of Teaching the SDGs – 17 Goals to Transform Our World and Our Classrooms Since their launch in September 2015, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been increasingly taken up by schools as both an educational theme and learning tool. A growing number of teachers around the [...]

The golden promise of global learning

By | November 14th, 2017|Blog|

The Global Learning Programme (GLP) says that it is building a national network of like-minded schools, committed to equipping their pupils to make a positive contribution to a globalised world by helping their teachers to deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3.  It says that by [...]

Monday Round up – November 13 to 17

By | November 12th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAEE has published its Annual Review for 2016 / 17.  You will find it here.  The review sets out key developments in the year, reflections on the context in which our work is carried out, and commentaries on the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Tbilisi conference.  It also contains contributions from Mya-Rose Craig, David Fellows, Melissa Glackin, [...]