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Exploring the environmental aspects of locality

By | March 18th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Exploring the environmental aspects of locality as a response to curriculum change in Mongolia In the academic year 2014 and 2015, a major modification of the core curriculum of primary education has been introduced in every school in Mongolia. It has strong emphasis on encouraging different learning approaches, opposing traditional classroom teaching where didactic teacher [...]

Giving learners the wings to fly

By | March 7th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Lorna Fox says that inspiring the next generation of conservationists has always been an important part of the work we do at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT).  Our learning sessions are a big part of how we do this.  Over the years we have engaged with over two million school children at our nine visitor [...]

Environmental education and special needs in South Africa

By | February 12th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Tamlyn Hardy writes about the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Seabirds (SANCCOB) which is an international leader in oiled wildlife response, rehabilitation and chick-rearing; contributes to research which benefits seabirds; trains people to care for the birds and educates the public to develop behavioural change which benefits marine life and environment. I currently [...]

Emerging environmental science in early years education

By | February 5th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Sue Dale Tunnicliffe, University College London, writes about environmental science in the early years. Research  Science is all around, an integral part of our world. Young children are intuitive scientists (Gopnik, 2009).  They observe, ask questions, investigate, collect data and work out what it means, forming an understanding, which is their basis for understanding their world. This [...]

World Heritage and sustainable development

By | January 17th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Heritage was long absent from the mainstream sustainable development debate, despite its crucial importance to societies and the wide acknowledgment of its great potential to contribute to social, economic and environmental goals.  Based on a strong appeal from national and local stakeholders, the 2030 Agenda adopted by the UN General Assembly integrates, for the first [...]

Communication between children of Italy, England and Nepal

By | January 6th, 2018|Environmental Education Feature|

Our school is situated in Lombardia, in the North of Italy. This region is characterised by a continental climate with cold, snowy winters and warm, muggy summers. In recent years, there have been several sudden temperature changes and peculiar atmospheric events (strong winds, torrential rain etc.), that are absolutely unusual and have attracted the attention [...]

Our natural inheritance

By | December 13th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Findlay Wilde is a young conservationist who is fascinated by all wildlife, but especially birds.  He wants to do everything he can to protect nature now and in the future.  Currently he is trying to raise awareness about hen harrier persecution in particular, but he is also trying hard to move the natural world higher [...]

Artists and children collaborate to remake unearthed finds

By | November 23rd, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

“YES, I’ve found another rock!”  “I like that one; I like its shape and colour.” Watching the children sift through the finds as they were dug from the trench was fascinating; their curiosity for the objects (mostly rocks) that were dug up was something that I can completely relate to, given my curious fascination with [...]

The power of locality, creativity and bravery

By | November 6th, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Laurence Ball writes ... As someone who works in primary education, I often find myself walking a fine line between the creative and the coverage, the educational experience and the mastery. These outcomes often seem to be in opposition to one another. In our bids to meet government floor targets, the temptation to simply fill [...]

Communicating climate change

By | October 23rd, 2017|Environmental Education Feature|

Communicating climate change: back and forth between school and community Bruce Huett This paper describes and analyses one of the four mini-projects from HEIF described in the introduction. The paper takes the premise that communicating climate change to effect change in societal behaviour is a very important issue (Sheppard, 2012) and that children can be [...]