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October 28th 2019

Click here to listen to recent a Women’s Hour podcast on how to talk to young people about climate change.  At the heart of this is a contribution from Fiona Cowan, the headteacher of Bolsover Infants school who has completed the UN’s EduCCate Global the Climate Change teacher training programme which we featured in August.  The podcast is 11…

Green Schools Project conference

On July 3rd The Green Schools Project ran a schools climate conference for students from Year 5 to 12 at UCL, bringing together almost 200 students from 13 schools.  In this blog, Green Schools Director, Henry Greenwood reflects on the conference and what it achieved.  As with all NAEE blogs, the views expressed are the writer’s. We didn’t…

October 21st 2019

The programme for the Education for the Future: Climate Emergency Conference where Teach the Future was launched 10 days ago is here. Highlights included: What would a sustainable curriculum look like? – Richard Dunne, The Harmony Project Students reforming the curriculum – Quinn Runkle, SUS-UK / Maeve, Rethinking Economics Practical steps to green your school – Henry Greenwood, the Green School Project Teach Climate Truth: Going Green…

Environmental education is dynamite!

This (longer than usual) post is by Alan Reid (Monash University), the editor of Environmental Education Research.  Alan’s writing in a personal capacity about the Global Environmental Education Partnership which is meeting at the end of this week at the NAAEE conference in Lexington KY. 1 What do people care about in environmental education? I…

October 14th 2019

Last Saturday saw the launch of Teach the Future.  This is a youth-led campaign to reorient the English education system around the climate emergency and ecological crisis and is a partnership between UKSCN and SOS-UK. TtF says that it is not good enough that climate change is restricted to a few subjects and that many of our teachers and lecturers…

October 7th 2019

NAEE is pleased to announce that we shall be working with COBIS supporting its new Eco-Award for its schools.  COBIS is a membership association of British International Schools.   COBIS supports its 500+ members and represent their interests in Britain and overseas, particularly with Government, education authorities and educational associations. The Award scheme will run from October 2019…

Natural England’s late Summer Update

Here’s a selection of research and other reports related to learning and the environment collated by Natural England. A coordinated research agenda for nature-based learning Jordan & Chawla – Frontiers in Psychology Nature-based learning as an avenue for enhancing children’s educational and developmental outcomes is receiving wide-spread attention. After an extensive review of the literature…