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Should and Can Education Save the Planet?

By | November 12th, 2019|Blog|

Today's post is by Arjen Wals, the well-known international environmental educator and researcher who writes: "Last month I attended the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) in Hamburg.  Around 3000 participants from over 60 countries attended the conference.  Since the overall theme was 'Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research [...]

November 11th 2019

By | November 11th, 2019|Webwatch|

NAEE is collaborating with COBIS, the Council of British International Schools, on an Eco Film Award.  This is a film-making competition that aims to develop COBIS students’ environmental awareness and empower them to take action. Students have been invited to produce a short film showcasing a project they have carried out to improve the environmental sustainability of their school.  Through this competition, [...]

Environmental education at How Hill

By | November 5th, 2019|Blog|

Today we feature a blog from St Francis of Assisi Primary School in Norwich.  In this, the year 5 students recount their recent visit to How Hill which is an environmental study centre in the Norfolk Broads. Here are a few of the children's many comments about what they did and how much they enjoyed it: [...]

November 4th 2019

By | November 4th, 2019|Webwatch|

Last week we mentioned the Climate Change Teacher training Academy which is delivered by Harwood Education and UNITAR.  Its mission is to ensure that there will be a climate change teacher, in every school throughout the world, starting with the UK.  It says: "As a Climate Change Accredited Teacher in your school you gain access to world-class learning [...]

This changes everything

By | October 29th, 2019|Blog|

Today's blog is by Mick Haining. This post is one he recently contributed to Extinction Rebellion.  As with all our guest blogs, the view's expressed are the author's. As Naomi Klein puts it, “this changes everything”. This particular climate change is a product of human ways of living and, if it is to be slowed [...]

October 28th 2019

By | October 28th, 2019|Webwatch|

Click here to listen to recent a Women's Hour podcast on how to talk to young people about climate change.  At the heart of this is a contribution from Fiona Cowan, the headteacher of Bolsover Infants school who has completed the UN's EduCCate Global the Climate Change teacher training programme which we featured in August.  The podcast is 11 [...]

Green Schools Project conference

By | October 22nd, 2019|Blog|

On July 3rd The Green Schools Project ran a schools climate conference for students from Year 5 to 12 at UCL, bringing together almost 200 students from 13 schools.  In this blog, Green Schools Director, Henry Greenwood reflects on the conference and what it achieved.  As with all NAEE blogs, the views expressed are the writer's. We didn’t [...]

October 21st 2019

By | October 21st, 2019|Webwatch|

The programme for the Education for the Future: Climate Emergency Conference where Teach the Future was launched 10 days ago is here. Highlights included: What would a sustainable curriculum look like? – Richard Dunne, The Harmony Project Students reforming the curriculum – Quinn Runkle, SUS-UK / Maeve, Rethinking Economics Practical steps to green your school – Henry Greenwood, the Green School Project Teach Climate Truth: Going Green [...]

The Girl who Really Really Really Loves Dinosaurs

By | October 17th, 2019|Book Review|

Dinosaurs hold a particular fascination among young children.    This beautifully illustrated book will swiftly become a favourite for reading aloud to groups of early years pupils, with just a few words in large print on each page, which are dominated by the large, simple, colourful images of dinosaurs. The book tells the story of a [...]

Environmental education is dynamite!

By | October 15th, 2019|Blog|

This (longer than usual) post is by Alan Reid (Monash University), the editor of Environmental Education Research.  Alan's writing in a personal capacity about the Global Environmental Education Partnership which is meeting at the end of this week at the NAAEE conference in Lexington KY. 1 What do people care about in environmental education? I [...]