Monday Round up – November 20 to 24

By | November 20th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAEE is encouraging everyone with an interest in environmental education to respond to the global Call for Action from the Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP). Here's a video to watch which explains the background, and you can respond to the call here and help shape the future. 2. Juliet Robertson asks: Do you worry about ensuring basic literacy skills [...]

Engaging with the SDGs in British schools

By | November 17th, 2017|Webwatch|

Our Webwatch post on Wednesday featured some of the ideas of Harriet Marshall about the sustainable development goals in the curriculum.  In particular, we featured her propositions that the SDGs can ... bridge subject divides help schools reflect upon what they do and why be ways of addressing controversial and complex local, national and international issues [...]

Teaching and the SDGs

By | November 15th, 2017|Webwatch|

This is how Harriet Marshall begins her recent exploration of Teaching the SDGs – 17 Goals to Transform Our World and Our Classrooms Since their launch in September 2015, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been increasingly taken up by schools as both an educational theme and learning tool. A growing number of teachers around the [...]

Monday Round up – November 13 to 17

By | November 12th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAEE has published its Annual Review for 2016 / 17.  You will find it here.  The review sets out key developments in the year, reflections on the context in which our work is carried out, and commentaries on the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Tbilisi conference.  It also contains contributions from Mya-Rose Craig, David Fellows, Melissa Glackin, [...]

A Recognised Forest School Provider scheme

By | November 10th, 2017|Webwatch|

The Forest School Association, the UK’s professional body and voice for all things Forest School, has launched a scheme for recognising Forest School Providers who are following good Forest School practice. This is the FSA Recognised Forest School Provider scheme. The first successful applicants have been added to the publicly accessible map and database. Gareth Wyn [...]

Young People and the Sustainable Development Goals

By | November 8th, 2017|Webwatch|

Everyone knows that education has a role to play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and there is to be a St George’s House Consultation on the theme of Young People and the SDGs on 30 November / 1 December.  The organisers say: We already know that a number of schools have programmes focusing on this, but if [...]

Monday Round Up November 6 to 10

By | November 6th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAEE's Annual Review for 2016 / 17 has now been published and is available here.  The Review sets out key developments in the year, reflections on the context in which our work is carried out, and commentaries on the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Tbilisi conference when so much was promised.  It contains contributions from Mya-Rose [...]

Teach Children to be Naturalists

By | November 3rd, 2017|Webwatch|

The Parent Co website had a feature last summer by Jackie Semmens who describes herself as "a writer by nature and a mother by nurture".   Jackie writes about family, nature, and the experience of motherhood at ananchoredhope.com . Her article for Parent Co explores how to handle questions from young children about nature, and about why we [...]

Global learning and sustainability

By | November 1st, 2017|Webwatch|

The Global Learning Programme website says: We've collated a selection of resources and CPD to support your teaching around environmental issues and sustainability.  The theme for World Environment Day 2017, ‘Connecting People to Nature’, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect [...]

Monday Round up – October 30 to November 3

By | October 29th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. Does your West Midlands school want to get involved in the Ashden Less CO2 programme which provides support to help with energy saving measures in schools? Schools must sign up to 4 workshops and will receive a free energy audit. It's most suitable for Bursars, Eco-leaders and Site Managers.  The programme includes further support through one to one [...]