Teaching in England: Big changes – bigger questions

Today’s blog is by Paul Vare of the University of Gloucestershire where he has responsibility for research development in the School of  Education and Humanities. He writes here about teacher education.  As ever, with our blogs, Paul’s views are not necessarily shared by NAEE. Reading Gavin Williamson’s recent speech, in which he reiterated the Government’s ambition for schools to achieve 100%…

Environmental Justice

As a follow-up to Rebecca Newman’s post earlier this week, this is an edited and updated version of the chapter on environmental justice that was written by Bill Scott and Paul Vare in their 2018 book: The World we’ll Leave behind: grasping the sustainability challenge. As ever with our blogs the views expressed here do…

Earth Day

To mark Earth Day 2021, we are copying a post from the personal blog of Bill Scott, our Chair of Trustees. This looks back to the early 1970s when Philip Larkin was commissioned to write a prologue to a UK government report, How Do You Want To Live?  (HMSO, 1972).  As ever with our blogs, the views expressed…

50 Years of NAAEE

Like NAEE, the North American Association of Environmental Education [NAAEE] is 50 years old this year. This is how Judy Braus, NAAEE Executive Director and NAEE Fellow sets out the background to its beginnings: This year is a special one for NAAEE: It’s our 50th Anniversary.  We’re excited to celebrate this milestone with you and to…

Natural England research update

This is part of a recent round up by Natural England of recent and 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 education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better…

Waiting for Superman? Time to wake up

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…

The case for a natural history GCSE

Today’s blog is by Paul Steer, Head of Policy at OCR.  He writes in response to an earlier blog on these pages by Melissa Glackin.  As ever with our blogs, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the thinking of the Association. Firstly, I’d like to thank Melissa Glackin for engaging with OCR’s proposals for a Natural History GCSE,…