April 16 News Round up

The State of Global Education in Europe (2017) report, produced by Global Education Network Europe (GENE), is a follow-up to their 2015 report and aims to report on trends, issues and funding in global education.  GENE is a partner of ANGEL, a forum for academics and researchers in global education. You can read more and access the…

Natural England update

Here are more links from from Natural England of recent and relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All in order to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links…

A Miles Richardson blog

Miles Richardson, who writes about our connections to nature, posted a recent blog on A Guide to Nature.  This explores our obsessive focus on knowledge at the expense of empathy and valuing.  The post gives the background to hie ideas for a new book.  It begins: “Nature is in decline and there is a need to promote…

April 9 News Round up

The RHS I Can Grow project is a chance for young people to discover and explore the benefits of gardening, not only to them, but also to their local community and the wider world.  I Can Grow is designed to empower young people, allowing them to create a campaign, using plants, to shout about the environmental and…

At the crossroads

Crossroads is the blog where IUCN hopes that members and partners will bring new and sometimes controversial ideas on urgent and emerging issues.  IUCN has created this to encourage the exchange ideas and opinions on some of the most topical and controversial issues.  It says that this is a unique opportunity to address IUCN’s government and civil society members, voice opinions…

April 3 News Round up

There’s a TeachMeet at the 2018 GA Conference on Friday 6 April at 1845 in the Heartsease Atrium.  This takes place just before the networking quiz and unofficial #beermeet.  It is free to attend.   Frog life is holding a toad summit on 19th June (0930 to 1630) to discuss toad conservation.  There will be a variety of speakers from academics and from…

The first Global Education Digest

The first Global Education Digest – a bibliography of recently (2015-17) published academic and research material relevant to the field of global education is now available. The Development Education Research centre has compiled this on behalf of Global Education Network Europe [GENE], as part of the Academic Network on Global Education & Learning [ANGEL].  This builds on previous Development…

Earth Education v. Environmental Education

Steve Van Matre will forever be associated with the Institute for Earth Education.  IEE’s website sets out what it sees as the differences between Earth Education. and Environmental Education.  Here’s a summary: Environmental Education (Tendencies) supplemental and random classroom based issues oriented focuses mainly on developing secondary concepts and conducting environmental studies and projects activity based…

More news from Natural England

Here are more links from from Natural England of recent and relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items. This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All in order to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links…

March 26 News Round up

The Forest Education Network has published a New Primary Forest and Woodland Teaching Resource pack.  It contains ideas to use trees woods and forests for curriculum linked teaching & learning.  related to KS1 & KS2 curriculum objectives in literacy, maths, science, history, geography, PHSE, art, music and PE.   Wildlife Watch says that if you go down…