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DfE in Denial

By | February 20th, 2020|Blog|

Ahead of next week's parliamentary reception to promote attempts by Teach the Future to increase the effectiveness of climate change education,  the Department for Education is resisting. A parliamentary question [ #4444 ] was asked by Darren Jones (Labour: Bristol North West) "To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of [...]

February 17th 2020

By | February 17th, 2020|Webwatch|

NAEE has written to the Prime Minister to support the case being made by students for changes to school policy and practice.  This begins: "Dear Prime Minister, We are writing in support of the letter recently sent to you by Zamzam Ibrahim, President of the NUS and SOS_UK, in which she called for your personal [...]

Changing the narrative about climate change education?

By | February 16th, 2020|Blog|

In today's blog, Richard Dawson and Ben Ballin explore the work they are doing on climate change education within primary schools in the Change the Story project. Over the next three years, a group of six European education organisations will be exploring effective climate change education within upper primary schools as part of a project called Change the Story.  Through [...]

Letter to the Prime Minister

By | February 13th, 2020|Blog|

The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP Prime Minister 10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA 14th February 2020   Dear Prime Minister We are writing in support of the letter recently sent to you by Zamzam Ibrahim, President of the NUS and SOS_UK, in which she called for your personal help in ensuring that the education [...]

Imaginative Disruptions: Creating Place and Arts-based Responses to Climate Urgency

By | February 11th, 2020|Blog|

Across Sweden, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands three collective residencies brought together an intergenerational group of people who, as Arjen Wals reports: "played, ate, (re)imagined, learned and created together" in order to design "alternative futures around a selected glocal (sic) issue", and explore "what needs to be disrupted" to realise these imagined realities.  Wals [...]

February 10th 2020

By | February 9th, 2020|Webwatch|

The latest Beehive newsletter from the Manchester Environmental Education Network MEEN is here.  It includes stories of pupils becoming community educators, details of awards won, and information about opportunities and events to help schools in Greater Manchester become more eco-friendly. There's also detail about the next MEEN Green Teach Meet where you are invited to share your practice and learn a [...]

What should every environmental educator read?

By | February 4th, 2020|Blog|

Is there one book that you think every environmental educator should read? Is it Silent Spring, perhaps?  Or Walden?  The Natural History of Selbourne, maybe, or A Sand County Almanac?  Then there's Last Child in the Woods, Small is Beautiful or The Web of Life.  The Prelude, perchance, The Deserted Village, or The Mores?  And Emile?  And what about Bedford 2046, Marx's [...]

February 3rd 2020

By | February 3rd, 2020|Webwatch|

We were pleased to see that spending time in nature was in the list that the Duke of Edinburgh Award put forward as its definitive list of character hacks for teenagers today – 25 experiences every young person should have the chance to try.  This is based on ideas "vital for building character" put forward [...]

Geographical reviews

By | January 30th, 2020|Book Review|

Geographical regularly publishes reviews of significant books.  Here are links to some of its recent output: Jared Diamond's UPHEAVAL: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change Edward O Wilson's GENESIS: On the Deep Origin of Societies James Lovelock's Novacene: the coming age of hyperintelligence Lewis Dartnell's Origins: how the Earth made us Andrew Blum's Weather Machine: how we see into the [...]

Natural England’s January research update Part 1

By | January 28th, 2020|Blog|

This is the latest update from Natural England in relation to Nature & Schools; Learning & Development. . Psychological benefits of a biodiversity-focussed outdoor learning program for primary school children DJ Harvey et al - Journal of Environmental Psychology This investigation sought to discover whether engaging school children with nature could produce sustained improvements in mood [...]