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Getting ready for the first ‘urban’ environmental conference in the UK

By | April 16th, 2019|Blog|

Today's blog is by Rachel Cook a PhD student at King's College, London who volunteers with the Lambeth Natural Thinkers project and with LEEF, the London Environmental Educators’ Forum. It is an interesting paradox that no one speaks more loudly than young people when they have been persistently silenced.  Thanks to young peoples’ direct action to demand greater environmental action from the [...]

The NUS response to Ofsted

By | April 9th, 2019|Blog|

Last week we featured the NAEE response to Ofsted's consultation on its proposed revisions to its inspection framework.   This is the response by NUS to Ofsted: "We welcome the proposal to introduce a quality of education judgement and to judge personal development separately from behaviour and attitudes.  Specifically, we very much welcome the new [...]

NAEE response to Ofsted

By | April 1st, 2019|Blog|

Ofsted recently launched a consultation seeking views on its proposals for changes to the education inspection framework from September 2019.  NAEE has contributed to (and supported) the response to Ofsted made by the Natural Environment Sector Partnership [NESP], which is organised by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom on behalf of the learning outside the classroom sector.   [...]

How the UK government views environmental education

By | March 26th, 2019|Blog|

Mr Gove has written in support of the UK school students striking for climate change.  He did not suggest they do this when he was  Secretary of State for Education in the Coalition government. Meanwhile, the current Secretary of State for Education disagreed.   Speaking at the annual ASCL conference last week, Damian Hinds urged children to stop walking [...]

More research c/o Natural England

By | March 19th, 2019|Blog|

Here's a further set of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from Natural England.  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 [...]

A Call for Ethics in Modern Nature Photography

By | March 12th, 2019|Blog|

The website of the International League of Conservation Photographers has a blog by Melissa Groo titled: From Wild to Captive: A Call for Ethics in Modern Nature Photography.  The post is written because of a perceived lack of ethics in relation to capturing images of wild creatures.  This problem applies to moving images as well, of course, and [...]

The Latest Green Teacher journal contents

By | March 5th, 2019|Blog|

The Fall 2018 edition of Canada's Green Teacher (Vol 118) has been published.  Here are the contents: Plastic Grass isn't Greener  by Rochelle Rubinstein An exploration of the environmental and human health hazards of artificial turf in our schools and communities   Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals  by Grace Van Mil A new strategy for engaging students on [...]

Bees in Primary School?

By | February 26th, 2019|Blog|

Today's blog is by NAEE Fellow, Tim Baker, Headteacher of Charlton Manor Primary School in Greenwich. In 2007 I turned up to the school after a meeting to be greeted with a swarm of bees which had attached itself by the school entrance. The premises manager had taped off an area around the swarm and visitors [...]

More updates from Natural England

By | February 19th, 2019|Blog|

This post sets out links to recent (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 and [...]

The ‘impact’ agenda: how does it influence our practice?

By | February 12th, 2019|Blog|

Today's blog is by NAEE Fellow Melissa Glackin from King's College, London. ‘Does the policy-making process engage authentically with practice?’ This is one of the important questions that colleagues at King’s College London are exploring in the ESRC-funded study: Rethinking Impact, Evaluation and Accountability in Youth Work.  This week I had the good fortune to attend [...]