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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]