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June 8th 2020

By | June 8th, 2020|Webwatch|

NAEE was pleased to receive an honourable mention for its curriculum guides at the launch of the consultation for the OCR Natural History GCSE.  The guides' careful analysis of the way that the national curriculum provides opportunities for the study of environmental and ecological issues was described as "brilliant work".  If you've not come across these, you [...]

Helping to develop Natural History as a GCSE

By | June 2nd, 2020|Blog|

Today's post is by Elsa Lee of the University of Cambridge who sits on OCR's advisory board for its proposed GCSE in Natural History. I had the pleasure of representing NAEE in a discussion about the proposals from OCR to introduce Natural History as a new optional subject at GCSE.  The initiative is the brainchild [...]

June 1st 2020

By | June 1st, 2020|Webwatch|

Turning learning inside out  The Department for Education's COVID-19 guidance on implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings recommends considering which lessons or classroom activities could take place outdoors.  As a result, the organisations involved in helping schools take teaching and learning beyond the classroom have united to help schools by enabling high-quality learning experiences in [...]

Most people, deep down, are decent – part 2

By | May 26th, 2020|Blog|

Today's blog is part 2 of a review by Morgan Phillips of Rutger Bregman’s Humankind – a Hopeful History.  Part 1 was published a couple of days ago. At Global Action Plan, in partnership with Reboot the Future, we have been convening a group of education practitioners to respond to a question that we feel is now key to the [...]

May 25th 2020

By | May 25th, 2020|Webwatch|

Here's an update from across the Atlantic from NAAEE.  This includes: Let's Keep Learning from Each Other: Help GEEP Reach 100 Country Profiles!  GEEP is aiming high! Join our campaign to have 100 country profiles on our website by World Environment Day on June 5. We'll feature new profiles on social media; share your story now! [...]

Most people, deep down, are decent – part 1

By | May 22nd, 2020|Blog|

Today's blog is part 1 of a review of by Morgan Phillips of Rutger Bregman’s Humankind a Hopeful History.  Part 2 will follow in a couple of days. Whenever something challenges my assumptions and leads me to understand something in a new way, I ask myself what the implications and applications are for my work and often, my [...]

George Monbiot, the environmental educator

By | May 19th, 2020|Blog|

George Monbiot's latest blog (also in the Guardian on May 13th) is titled: The University of Life.  It's about his discovery of environmental education: "... During the lockdown, I’ve been doing something I’ve long dreamt about: experimenting with an ecological education.  I can’t claim to have found it easy, or to have got it all [...]

May 18th 2020

By | May 18th, 2020|Webwatch|

NAEE has published its obituary on Vice-President Anne Kenrick whose personal vision and benevolence gave rise to the Association's Hugh Kenrick Bursary Scheme.  This is her abiding legacy.  Written by Executive Director Nina Hatch, the obituary charts the development of Anne's interests in the natural world and environmental education, and her links with NAEE.  ∫∫∫ . CJS, the Countryside [...]

Remembering Anne Kenrick

By | May 11th, 2020|Blog|

Anne Kenrick MBE  (1923 - 2020) It is with sadness that we record the passing in a care home of Mrs Anne Kenrick who has been a Vice President of the Association since 2012.  In that year, and in memory of her late husband Hugh, she donated his entire charitable trust fund to benefit the [...]

May 11th 2020

By | May 11th, 2020|Webwatch|

Anglia Ruskin University is running free webinars for teachers, teaching assistants and educators.  The overall theme is Changing the World One Lesson at a Time: Environmental and Sustainability Education, and each has been developed with a specific focus and will comprise three short presentations followed by the opportunity for Q&A and discussion as follows: Webinar 1: Outdoor Education   Thursday [...]