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Update from Natural England

By | January 15th, 2019|Blog|

This post sets out links to recent (late Autumn 2018) 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 [...]

January 14th 2019

By | January 14th, 2019|Webwatch|

NAEE was at the Association for Science Education annual conference in Birmingham running two workshops on environmental education through STEM and taking part in a Teachmeet.  One of the most valuable parts of the day was considering with interested and informed colleagues how to bring the 17 sustainable development goals, environmental education and STEM subjects together.  Very stimulating; we'll be [...]

The Sustainable Art Studio

By | January 13th, 2019|Environmental Education Feature|

This article  by Iván Asin is another free download from the Summer 2018 Green Teacher magazine.  It begins: WE WERE WARNED over a decade ago that about two thirds of the systems that sustain our basic needs are either collapsing, on the verge of collapsing or beyond the point of retrieval.1 Yet, this information has not had any significant effect [...]

Opportunities for an SDG focus at primary and secondary level

By | January 9th, 2019|Blog|

Joyce Hallam, retired Head Teacher of Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School, now Geography Consultant and voluntary support worker with the local Global Learning Programme has drawn up a sample of statutory statements in three subject areas of primary and secondary education which provide huge scope for developing concepts, ideas, knowledge, skills values and attitudes that relate directly to GCE [...]

January 7th 2019

By | January 7th, 2019|Webwatch|

Happy New Year.  George Ellis (1753–1815) was a specialist on medieval literature, but took the time to write (in 1778) The Twelve Months under the pseudonym Sir Gregory Gander.  This is what we can expect in 2019 by way of seasonal variation: Snowy / Flowy / Blowy Showery / Flowery / Bowery Hoppy / Croppy / [...]

The Green Schools Project

By | January 6th, 2019|Blog|

Click here to read the latest blogs from the Green Schools project.  Issues you'll find include: NUS and Green Schools Project Pupil Environmental Attitude Survey For the past eight years the NUS has surveyed university students on their attitudes towards sustainability which has shown a consistent desire from students to learn more about it and to have [...]

Inside The Birding Activity Bag

By | December 24th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

This article  by Joy A. Bell is a free download from the Summer 2018 Green Teacher magazine.  It begins: ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY is a cumulative process of learning a variety of concepts, skills, and knowledge of the natural world. It can be especially impactful to introduce children to this process.1 The challenge is finding a hook or entry point. An [...]

LEEF launches the King’s report on secondary environmental education

By | December 18th, 2018|Blog|

This is a brief report from LEEF [ London Environmental Educators' Forum London's Professional Network of Environmental Educators ] on last month's launch at King’s College London of the two research reports into environmental education in secondary schools.  LEEF writes: A big thank you to Melissa Glackin and Heather King for presenting their report and to Bill Scott [...]

December 17 – News Round up

By | December 17th, 2018|Webwatch|

You can read about Ofsted's proposed new inspection framework here.  This will be open for consultation in the New Year.  It proposes the introduction of a new judgement for quality of education which will replace the current outcomes for pupils / teaching, learning and assessment judgements.  The 3 other inspection judgements that Ofsted will consult on are personal development [...]

Reconnecting people to nature: from crèche to career

By | December 11th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Louise Matschke, Education & Training Manager at the Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET) writes about environmental education in Cape Town. The metropolitan city of Cape Town, in South Africa, is known for its two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Table Mountain and Robben Island; the only two sites in the world that are in view [...]