Monthly Archives: December 2017

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Monday Round up – 11 to 15 December

By | December 10th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAEE's new Secondary Curriculum Handbook will be published on our website in early January.  Our blog on Thursday will set out the Foreword to the Handbook written by NAEE's Chair of Trustees.  This begins: Writing some two years on from the publication of NAEE’s Early Years and Primary Curriculum Handbook in 2015, I was briefly tempted to [...]

STEM workshops on the green economy

By | December 8th, 2017|Webwatch|

Groundwork London is currently offering schools STEM workshops Linked to the Key Stage 3 Science and Geography Curriculum on the topic of the Green Economy.  The programme, 'Welcome to the Green Economy'  - funded by Our Bright Future, will engage 700 young people across 70 secondary schools in London and show them how to undertake environmental audits [...]

Children and Nature Network research digest

By | December 7th, 2017|Blog|

The latest edition of the Children and Nature Network research digest can be downloaded here. There is a lot in here under 6 headings: Access to Nature Benefits of Green Environments Birth Outcomes Environmental Knowledge, Attitudes & Behaviors Play & Playgrounds Enhancing the Impact of Research The following caught our eye: Children use greater cognitive resources [...]

Sustainability Science: key issues

By | December 7th, 2017|Book Review|

Routledge says that its new book, Sustainability Science: Key Issues, ... "is a comprehensive textbook for undergraduates, postgraduates, and participants in executive trainings from any disciplinary background studying the theory and practice of sustainability science.  Each chapter takes a critical and reflective stance on a key issue or method of sustainability science.  Contributing authors offer perspectives [...]

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

By | December 6th, 2017|Webwatch|

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) says that there's never been a better time to become a member.  If you join now your membership will not be due for renewal until April 2019. Benefits for members A free copy of the new CLOtC Members’ Guide to LOtC Free CPD modules for members A free copy [...]

New titles from Polity Press

By | December 5th, 2017|Blog|

Policy Press has recently published a number of new titles in environmental and urban studies.  These include: Mapping environmental sustainability: Reflecting on systemic practices for participatory research Edited by Sue Oreszczyn and Andy Lane  –  Hardback £75.00 ISBN: 978-1-4473-3157-5; epub £26.99 ISBN: 978-1-4473-3531-3; Amazon Kindle £26.99 ISBN: 978-1-4473-3532-0; epdf ISBN: 978-1-4473-3158-2  –  Explains the development of visual mapping [...]

Monday Round up – December 4 to 8

By | December 4th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAAEE says that EUGENE is an easy-to-use tool to help "evaluate knowledge gain as a result of your program".  It's here.  EUGENE stands for Ecological Understanding as a Guideline for Evaluation of Nonformal Education.  The website is devoted to the work of Eugene Odum who thought that "if an individual understood the principles of ecology, he or she would [...]

Developing the Heliocentric model

By | December 1st, 2017|Webwatch|

The latest blogs from the Science Geek have been about our developing understanding of the Earth's position in the cosmos in relation to other bodies and systems. The first, Geocentric Cosmology, was about the basis of the geocentric model which placed the Earth at the heart of things.  The second, Copernicus, is about the science that introduced heliocentric theory.  As ever, [...]