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UK museum collections and nature conservation

By | August 14th, 2018|Blog|

Henry McGhie, Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology at Manchester Museum (part of the University of Manchester) is undertaking a study, funded by the British Ecological Society, that aims to help strengthen and develop UK natural sciences collections as a research-useful infrastructure in support of nature conservation and ecological research.  The methodology draws on Prof Bill [...]

More from Natural England

By | August 8th, 2018|Blog|

Here's a further set 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 areas: The [...]

The latest from Natural England

By | July 31st, 2018|Blog|

Here's 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 areas: Nature [...]

Global learning, mental health, wellbeing and SEND

By | July 25th, 2018|Blog|

Ben Ballin comments on a recent report from a research project that he was involved in at a Special School in Birmingham where he worked with teacher-researchers to try to understand the contribution of global learning to the wellbeing and mental health of young people aged 11–19 with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Our headline finding is that, [...]

The Summer Green Teacher

By | July 17th, 2018|Blog|

The latest Green Teacher (Vol 116) has been published.  Here are the contents: Maskwi’omin: A Birch Bark Antibiotic by Matthias Bierenstiel, Tuma T.W. Young and Kathy Snow Bringing Western and Indigenous methods to the science classroom The Wild About Vancouver Festival by Elizabeth Beattie and Hartley Banack An annual outdoor education festival that encourages everyone to [...]

Environmental Education Vol 118

By | July 10th, 2018|Blog|

The Summer 2018 edition [ Vol 118 ] is now available to members c/o the NAEE website.   This has been edited by Henricus Peters and Juliette Green and has a focus on Literacy.  Its contents include: Ecoliteracy – David Whitley Teaching literacy outside – Juliet Robertson Persuasive writing about plastics – Julie Williams Green story competition – Denise Baden The next generation of [...]

How is the UK performing on the Sustainable Development Goals?

By | July 3rd, 2018|Blog|

UKSSD's new report, Measuring up, shows for the first time how the UK is performing on the Sustainable Development Goals.  You can download the whole report here. And the ‘quality education’ section of the report which NAEE contributed to is here.  UKSSD says: "While there's an enormous amount to celebrate, the most vunerable people and places in our society [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]