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,…

Center for Sustainable Futures

The Center for Sustainable Futures (CSF) at the University of Columbia’s Teachers College looks forward to a regenerative world in which we achieve a balance between planet, people, and prosperity. CSF’s mission is to promote learning, awareness, attitudes, and skills to work individually and collectively toward long-term sustainability of complex living systems. It supports and…

Reflecting on the Westminster Forum

In today’s post, Sue James reflects on the Westminster Education Forum policy conference held on 18th May 2022.  The focus was: Green and climate education in England – sustainability and action on climate change in the curriculum, outdoor learning, and priorities for further study and skills. As with all our blogs what is written does not necessarily represent the…

June 6th 2022

The DfE’s new models – The Economst has a feature on the DfE’s innovative way of changing the curriculum.  Rather than the bother of having to go to parliament to enact primary leglislation, it is using the device of a “model curriculum”.  One of these already exists (music) and another is in the offing (history).  A third, primary science, is promised.  As…

Gaps in climate Change Education

In a blog for Carbon Brief, Andrew Charlton-Perez, professor of meteorology and head of department at the University of Reading argues that there are gaps in how UK schools teach students about climate change. This post coincided with Reading’s recent  Climate Education Summit. The post begins: “While the impacts of global warming are already being felt across…