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Engaging school pupils in climate change using photography: participatory photo-walks and local greenspaces

Today’s blog is the latest in a series by Ben Murphy who is a member of the University of Glasgow team co-ordinating the Scottish contribution to the Walk the Global Walk programme. The team is led by Dr Ines Alves and Dr Ria Dunkley, along with the city of Glasgow council’s international education officer Lesley Atkins.  As ever with…

October 4th 2021

Learners Stakeholder Council – The FED is looking for up to 20 people aged 16-25, who are either current learners or have recently left education within England, to join the FED Learners Council in 2021-2022. It is also looking for up to two current learners aged 25 or over who are in full-time or part-time…

Teach the Future Blogs

Teach the Future publishes blogs to explore climate education (or what they see as the lack of it) in the UK. You’ll find their library here. These are a selection of recent posts: Dear BBC Bitesize, This is Not Climate Education By Natasha Pavey Why do we need to Stop Cambo? By Anna Brown We…

Unsheltered thinking

Today’s blog is written by Ben Ballin.  As with all our authored contributions, what follows are Ben’s views which are not necessarily shared by NAEE. “Please get out of the new [road] / If you can’t lend your hand”  Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin’ Towards the end of Barbara Kingsolver’s brilliant state-of-the-US-nation novel ‘Unsheltered’, its…

September 27th 2021

Climate Science Course – The UK’s nationally determined contribution statement – NDC – that has been submitted in advance of COP26 has an Education and Skills section. The first paragraph says this: – The UK Government is strengthening awareness and building consensus in tackling climate change through various education initiatives at all stages of life, including: a new…

Woodland Trust Blogs

The Woodland Trust campaigns and acts for a UK rich in woods and trees. They are “the proud caretakers of more than 1,000 woods across the UK, from the Cornish coast to the Scottish highlands.” The head office is in Grantham, Lincolnshire, with other offices across the UK. Click here to read the Woodland Trust’s…

Worldviews as indicators of the potential for positive change – Part 1

Today’s blog is the latest in a series from Richard Jurin who, before his retirement, ran the Environmental Studies programme at the University of Northern Colorado, launching a degree in Sustainability Studies.  His academic interests are environmental worldviews and understanding barriers to sustainability.  As ever, with our blogs, Richard’s views are not necessarily shared by…

September 20th 2021

Change at the Top – Both the Secretary of State (Gavin Williamson) and the Minister of State for School Standards (Nick Gibb) have gone from the DfE in last weeks reshuffle to be replaced by Nadhim Zahawi and Robin Walker. It is too soon to say whether these significant changes will make a difference to…

BERA Blogs

BERA is the long-established British Educational Research Association and it has a growing interest in sustainability education. Here are links to a number of recent blogs. Environmental protest & education: ‘Something’s gone wrong somewhere Giving back to nature Ageing in nature: Outdoor learning as lifelong learning Developing a sustainable Wales & beyond Embedding sustainability education…