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Carbon Choices

Neil Kitching has written for NAEE before, for example about climate optimism. Here he draws some of the themes of his blogs together. As ever with all our guest blogs, the view’s expressed are his and are not necessarily shared by the Association. In this article, I weave the various themes of my blogs together. …

4th July 2022

The Sound of Transformation – The Salzburg Statement for Education Transformation sets out questions for education systems to consider.  The Statement says that a “growing consensus for education transformation is emerging to prepare young people for their futures and our sights need to be set on transformation, not reform.  While reform starts with processes and improves the system, transformation begins with values…

Natural England Research Update

Here’s another update from Natural England by way of relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from the UK and abroad, with a focus on schools, education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better coherence and collaboration in…

Bath Climate Blogs

The University of Bath declared a climate emergency in 2020 and has set out its ‘whole institution’ approach to addressing climate change through its Climate Action Framework – Climate Action (bath.ac.uk). As part of this there’s a blog series to explore the results of Bath’s first Annual Climate Action Survey. It looks at a different area of…

27th June 2022

Guidance for Governors – The National Governance Association [NGA] has launched a new version of its environmental sustainability guidance.  This features case studies, questions, tips, and links to the department for education strategy and other helpful resources.  NAEE was very pleased to contribute to this development.  The NGA’s Greener Governance campaign aims to ensure all schools and trusts have a strategy…

June 20th 2022

Action Reflection Anticipation – The OECD says that its Learning Compass 2030 defines the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that learners need to fulfil their potential and contribute to the well-being of their communities and the planet.  You can access the concept notes and brief summaries underpinning the compass here. . Only a vegetable patch from the DfE – A paper by Dr…

The Latest from Natural England

Here’s more news from Natural England by way of relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from the UK and abroad, with a focus on schools, education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better coherence and collaboration in…

Tasting Snowflakes

We recently featured the work of Dr Suzanne Major, who specialises in the anthropology of early childhood education. Suzanne has written a series of posts for the eePRO webpages of the North American Association for Environmental Education [NAAEE]. This is an extract from another of her posts,General and Specific Educational Objectives and Strategies in Baby’s…

June 13th 2022

Counting Bees – Defra has launched a new app to encourage the public to count bees, butterflies and other pollinators.  The Flower-Insect-Timed Count (FIT Count) is a free app which asks people to spend ten minutes of their day collecting data on the number of insects that visit particular patches of flowers.  The efforts are part of Defra’s new Pollinator Action Plan,…