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October 15 – News Round up

By | October 15th, 2018|Webwatch|

A two-part report exploring the state of environmental education in secondary schools in England has been published.   The project was: Understanding Environmental Education in Secondary Schools. Where is it, what is it and what should the future be?  Report 1: Policy Perspectives Summary: The provision of environmental education in formal schooling is weakly supported by national policies. [...]

October 8 – News Round up

By | October 8th, 2018|Webwatch|

We covered Chris Packham's manifesto last week.  If you have read it, you'll already know the prominence it gives to education and school-relied activities more widely, and sets out 8 proposals.  Here they are: Rewrite Section 78 of The Education Act to place nature at the centre of the state curriculum from nursery to secondary school Outdoor [...]

October 1 – News Round up

By | October 1st, 2018|Webwatch|

NAEE is to receive a Green Apple Award (2018) for environmental best practice.   Our submission for the award will be included in The Green Book, an international work of reference. The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and provide recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.  The awards are organised by The Green Organisation – [...]

September 24 – News Round up

By | September 24th, 2018|Webwatch|

NUS has published the 8th year of its Sustainability Skills research, which includes perspectives on sustainability in education from students studying in the UK in both higher and further education.  As before, demand for action remains high with around of students 80% saying they want to see action from their institutions.  The proportion of students who say [...]

September 17 – News Round up

By | September 17th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAAEE says "Imagine if we treated educators and scientists like the superstars that they are.  Imagine if everyone believed that they had the power to effect change, even in the smallest of ways". To facilitate this, they launched a new podcast about climate resiliency and education on September 12th.  You can listen to the promo here.  With support from National Geographic, [...]

September 10 – News Round up

By | September 10th, 2018|Webwatch|

As we noted last week, although the ENSI secretariat has now closed, its website archive is still available.  Syd Smith, former ENSI representative from Australia writes that a considerable legacy is left in place ... What made ENSI unique over its 32 years of operation was its “emphasis on the implementation of Education for Sustainable Development across the [...]

September 3 – News Round up

By | September 2nd, 2018|Webwatch|

Think Global announced the winner of the 2018 Global Educator of the Year Award – Samantha Olubodun who is a primary school teacher and a Specialist Leader in education, at Meadow County Primary School, Cheshire.  She works within her school and County to help pupils and teachers to better understand the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), [...]

August 28th – News Round up

By | August 27th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAAEE has announce the 2018 EE 30 Under 30 awardees who work across five continents and "are champions of energy, water, climate resilience, the Arctic, environmental health issues, and more.  Through a wide variety of approaches including journalism, music, and gardening, they are working to create change in their communities and on the global stage." [...]

August 20 – News round up

By | August 20th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAAEE says that Wild Pedagogies: Touchstones for Re-Negotiating Education and the Environment in the Anthropocene Examines the concept of wild pedagogies as the geological epoch shifts to the Anthropocene Analyses the potential of wild pedagogy for the present and future Proposes six touchstones that can help educators and practitioners incorporate wild pedagogies into learning . The [...]

August 6 – News round up

By | August 6th, 2018|Webwatch|

The Social Farms & Gardens website contains a wide range of resources including the Get Your Hands Dirty pack.  An autumn campaign is planned to help raise awareness of the need for land-based qualifications.  If you are not yet a member of Social Farms & Gardens (and within that the School Farms Network) you can click here and join – it is [...]