Monthly Archives: June 2018

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Global Learning Research update

By | June 26th, 2018|Blog|

The GLP has compiled research and evaluation studies on global learning in schools in England. You can access it here. Recent output includes GLP Research Papers Vikki Pendry (2018) Using global data in primary mathematics Helen Lawson (2018) Primary pupils’ attitudes towards and understandings of poverty Hilary L. Alcock and Linda Ramirez Barker (2016) Can global learning raise standards within [...]

June 25 News Round up

By | June 25th, 2018|Webwatch|

The latest edition of the NAEE journal 'Environmental Education' has just been published, including articles on story and literacy.  It's distribution is currently restricted to members, but the contents are set out here.   Findlay Wilde is a young conservationist who is fascinated by all wildlife, but especially birds.  He wants to do everything he can to protect [...]

Our natural inheritance

By | June 22nd, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Findlay Wilde says that there are two very simple facts to keep in mind throughout this article:  The human race cannot survive without the natural world.  The human race is responsible for devastating the environment/natural world.  It seems like madness when you see it written down like that, doesn't it?   Why would anyone destroy [...]

More from Natural England

By | June 19th, 2018|Blog|

Here's more from a round up of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Network for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy and practice in these [...]

June 18 News Round up

By | June 18th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAAEE's 15th Annual Research Symposium takes place in Spokane from October 9 to October 10, 2018.  Its co-Chairs write: NAAEE’s annual Research Symposium brings together new and experienced researchers from around the globe to explore the current state and future directions of environmental education research and advance the use of practices proven to be effective. The [...]

A Global Champion for Environmental Education – GEEP

By | June 12th, 2018|Blog|

Ian Humpherys, Chief Executive of Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, writes about the latest meeting of the Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) a couple of weeks ago.  NAEE has been supportive of GEEP from the outset, and hosted its UK launch in 2016.  Ian writes: GEEP is growing.  Even its Advisory Group now boasts representatives of government, [...]

June 11 News Round up

By | June 11th, 2018|Webwatch|

The Framing Nature toolkit is a practical guide to the use of words to create appropriate messages about the natural world.  It supports the Common Cause for Nature report that offers help to conservation organisations on how to ensure their work strengthens the values that motivate people to protect and enjoy nature.   MEEN is hosting the Save Our Soils Intergenerational Conference on [...]

Education for sustainable development and global citizenship

By | June 6th, 2018|Blog|

Judy Chaussalet, Head of Development at Think Global attended an event hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education [APPG] at the Houses of Parliament, on education for sustainable development and global citizenship.  Click here to read her blog on the event. This begins: "On 21 May at the Houses of Parliament Westminster, six young people representing projects from across [...]

June 4 News Round up

By | June 4th, 2018|Webwatch|

The Science Geek has all the detail you're likely to need about next week's solstice, including maps, charts and pictures (mostly of Stonehenge). Tuesday June 5th was World Environment Day, which the UN promotes.  Click here to see what's happening.  This year, we're invited to beat plastic pollution.  The UN has a new strap line: "If [...]

Mini beast Magic

By | June 2nd, 2018|Book Review|

Children love minibeasts – and so do I! As an envi-ronmental education teacher, I spend a lot of time rummaging around in leaf litter, lifting up old logs and sweeping about in ponds. While pond dipping is not cov-ered in this book, there are loads of ideas for attracting, catching and observing land inverte-brates. It [...]