January 14th 2019

NAEE was at the Association for Science Education annual conference in Birmingham running two workshops on environmental education through STEM and taking part in a Teachmeet.  One of the most valuable parts of the day was considering with interested and informed colleagues how to bring the 17 sustainable development goals, environmental education and STEM subjects together.  Very stimulating; we’ll be…

Opportunities for an SDG focus at primary and secondary level

Joyce Hallam, retired Head Teacher of Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School, now Geography Consultant and voluntary support worker with the local Global Learning Programme has drawn up a sample of statutory statements in three subject areas of primary and secondary education which provide huge scope for developing concepts, ideas, knowledge, skills values and attitudes that relate directly to GCE…

January 7th 2019

Happy New Year.  George Ellis (1753–1815) was a specialist on medieval literature, but took the time to write (in 1778) The Twelve Months under the pseudonym Sir Gregory Gander.  This is what we can expect in 2019 by way of seasonal variation: Snowy / Flowy / Blowy Showery / Flowery / Bowery Hoppy / Croppy /…

The Green Schools Project

Click here to read the latest blogs from the Green Schools project.  Issues you’ll find include: NUS and Green Schools Project Pupil Environmental Attitude Survey For the past eight years the NUS has surveyed university students on their attitudes towards sustainability which has shown a consistent desire from students to learn more about it and to have…

LEEF launches the King’s report on secondary environmental education

This is a brief report from LEEF [ London Environmental Educators’ Forum London’s Professional Network of Environmental Educators ] on last month’s launch at King’s College London of the two research reports into environmental education in secondary schools.  LEEF writes: A big thank you to Melissa Glackin and Heather King for presenting their report and to Bill Scott…

December 17 – News Round up

You can read about Ofsted’s proposed new inspection framework here.  This will be open for consultation in the New Year.  It proposes the introduction of a new judgement for quality of education which will replace the current outcomes for pupils / teaching, learning and assessment judgements.  The 3 other inspection judgements that Ofsted will consult on are personal development…

The Pete Cooper Wildlife Blog

Pete Cooper’s blog has a wide range of feature articles.  Recent ones have had a rewilding theme and build on Steve Carver’s post last January which we reported on then: REWILDING AT RAU/CIRENCESTER COLLEGE – BUILDING BRIDGES? NICE (TO LIVE WITH) BEAVER: ADVENTURES IN BAVARIA SILENT FIELDS REVISITED: DON’T LET SHIFTING BASELINES TELL US HOW MUCH NATURE…

December 10 – News Round up

UNESCO’s Commitment to Biodiversity (Connecting People and Nature for an Inspiring Future) is a new publication that highlights some of UNESCO’s biodiversity-related actions and solutions that have been implemented, along with suggestions for improvement and innovation.  This is how it begins: “Biodiversity is the living fabric of our planet.  It underpins human wellbeing in the present and…

More from Natural England

Here’s more evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Network for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy and practice in these areas: International perspectives on Forest…