January 14th 2019

By | January 14th, 2019|Webwatch|

NAEE was at the Association for Science Education annual conference in Birmingham running two workshops on environmental education through STEM and taking part in a Teachmeet.  One of the most valuable parts of the day was considering with interested and informed colleagues how to bring the 17 sustainable development goals, environmental education and STEM subjects together.  Very stimulating; we'll be [...]

January 7th 2019

By | January 7th, 2019|Webwatch|

Happy New Year.  George Ellis (1753–1815) was a specialist on medieval literature, but took the time to write (in 1778) The Twelve Months under the pseudonym Sir Gregory Gander.  This is what we can expect in 2019 by way of seasonal variation: Snowy / Flowy / Blowy Showery / Flowery / Bowery Hoppy / Croppy / [...]

December 17 – News Round up

By | December 17th, 2018|Webwatch|

You can read about Ofsted's proposed new inspection framework here.  This will be open for consultation in the New Year.  It proposes the introduction of a new judgement for quality of education which will replace the current outcomes for pupils / teaching, learning and assessment judgements.  The 3 other inspection judgements that Ofsted will consult on are personal development [...]

December 10 – News Round up

By | December 10th, 2018|Webwatch|

UNESCO's Commitment to Biodiversity (Connecting People and Nature for an Inspiring Future) is a new publication that highlights some of UNESCO's biodiversity-related actions and solutions that have been implemented, along with suggestions for improvement and innovation.  This is how it begins: "Biodiversity is the living fabric of our planet.  It underpins human wellbeing in the present and [...]

December 3 – News Round up

By | December 3rd, 2018|Webwatch|

NAEE is contributing to the ESD strand of the 2019 ASE conference in Birmingham on January 10th.  Our two sessions at 1000 and 1500 will explore how STEM subjects can enable students to learn about the key environmental issues that we face. The full programme is here.   There is a UNESCO global education meeting on 4th December and part of [...]

November 26 – News Round up

By | November 26th, 2018|Webwatch|

The Children & Nature Network reports that researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Cardiff found that conversations between parents and their kids were much more "responsive and connected" when they were outdoors as opposed to when they were talking inside.  The researchers suggest that the study demonstrates that natural environments can significantly enhance social interactions, in [...]

November 19 – News Round up

By | November 19th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAEE  received a Green Apple award at a ceremony at the House of Commons last week at the 2018 International Green Apple awards.  In particular this was in recognition of its project which provides bursaries to schools in Birmingham and the West Midlands.  These allow young people to visit environmental study centres and link the visits with [...]

November 14 – Newsflash – a Green Apple award for NAEE

By | November 13th, 2018|Webwatch|

On Monday 12thNovember, at the 2018 International Green Apple awards for Environmental Best Practice held at the Houses of Parliament, the National Association for Environmental Education (NAEE) received a Gold award for its work in the education category.  In particular this was in recognition of its project which provides bursaries to schools in Birmingham and [...]

November 12 – News round up

By | November 12th, 2018|Webwatch|

NAEE has published its 2017/18 Annual Review. This is an account of key developments in the year, but it also contains a number of contributions that reflect on the context in which our work is carried out.  These are from young conservationists Louis Driver and Finlay Wilde, from NAEE Fellow, Ben Ballin, and from Ian Humphreys, CEO [...]

November 5 – News Round up

By | November 5th, 2018|Webwatch|

The new Connecting Classrooms for Global Learning programme has now been launched.  Details of what's on offer are here.   The website says: "The new Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme supports schools internationally to learn about and collaborate on the big issues that shape our world.  Connecting Classrooms is a flexible journey for schools around the world of [...]