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October 14th 2019

By | October 14th, 2019|Webwatch|

Last Saturday saw the launch of Teach the Future.  This is a youth-led campaign to reorient the English education system around the climate emergency and ecological crisis and is a partnership between UKSCN and SOS-UK. TtF says that it is not good enough that climate change is restricted to a few subjects and that many of our teachers and lecturers [...]

October 7th 2019

By | October 7th, 2019|Webwatch|

NAEE is pleased to announce that we shall be working with COBIS supporting its new Eco-Award for its schools.  COBIS is a membership association of British International Schools.   COBIS supports its 500+ members and represent their interests in Britain and overseas, particularly with Government, education authorities and educational associations. The Award scheme will run from October 2019 [...]

September 30th 2019

By | October 1st, 2019|Webwatch|

NAEE is looking forward to contributing to the work of Our Shared World – a consortium of organisations whose overarching goal is that "by 2030, the UK education community ensures every learner receives an education that equips them to contribute to a just, sustainable and resilient world through the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 4.7". The draft objectives are: 1 (embedded, [...]

September 23rd 2019

By | September 23rd, 2019|Webwatch|

In early October a new campaign – "Teach the Future” – will be launched by SOS-UK, UKSCN and XR-educators.   The plan is to bring pressure to bear on the new government that will emerge from the forthcoming election, and, more importantly, perhaps, influence the manifestos of the political parties going into the election.  The campaign aims [...]

September 16th 2019

By | September 16th, 2019|Webwatch|

We had an email from UKSCN last week.  This is what it said: The climate crisis is the number one challenge facing us all — it’s down to us to make the government realise that urgent climate action can’t wait.  To do that, we need as many people as possible to turn out for the [...]

September 9th 2019

By | September 9th, 2019|Webwatch|

Over the Summer, activists tried to persuade the DfE to require teacher educators in universities and elsewhere to cover climate and ecological issues.  This was the response: "... there are no plans to amend the Teachers’ Standards.  The Teacher’s Standards and the Framework of Core Content for Initial Teacher Training are the ‘core’ minimum entitlements for trainee [...]

September 2nd 2019

By | September 2nd, 2019|Webwatch|

NAAEE has announced its latest group of environmental education leaders who are under 30 years old.  NAAEE says: These inspirational leaders are using environmental education to address environmental and social issues in communities around the world. This incredible group consists of teachers, conservationists, researchers, and social entrepreneurs that are addressing issues that range from mitigating tensions between [...]

August 26th Report

By | August 26th, 2019|Webwatch|

GEEP – the Global Environmental Education Partnership – asks if you have any recently published resources, innovative programmes, forthcoming opportunities, or other updates you want to share with the GEEP network?  The next issue of GEEP News is coming out in mid-September so please send submissions to info@thegeep.org no later than August 31.  . Meanwhile in the UK, a secondary geography teacher [...]

August 19th Report

By | August 19th, 2019|Webwatch|

Our colleagues at NAAEE are offering the following resources for students and educators: Nature and Nurture: Understanding the Psychology of Pro-Environmental Behavior Do younger generations care more about global warming? International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) Volume 6, Number 2 Children’s Book "Scientists Get Dressed" Explores What Scientists Wear to Make New Discoveries, Save Lives, [...]

August 12th Report

By | August 12th, 2019|Webwatch|

We're pleased to welcome Henry Greenwood as our latest NAEE Fellow. Henry is founder and managing director of Green Schools Project, a social enterprise he set up in 2015.  He is also a Maths teacher who, while teaching at Kingsmead School in Enfield, developed the role of Sustainability Coordi­nator, assembling a group of students who embarked [...]