December 2nd 2019

Teach the Future has done an analysis of the election manifestos published so far.  Although there are few surprises, it would be an interesting exercise for older students to compare TTF’s analysis with their own readings of the huge number of promises being made.  ∫∫∫ . Meanwhile the European Parliament has declared a climate emergency and called…

November 25th 2019

The winners of the Bayer-LEAF Education Awards were announced last week. The Primary School Partnership award went to Non­ing­ton Farms Ltd “For a farm that has built and con­tin­ues to build a suc­cess­ful rela­tion­ship with pri­ma­ry schools and makes a valu­able and sus­tained con­tri­bu­tion to school life, both on and away from the farm.” The Secondary School Partnership award went…

Our leaders have been badly educated …

So said Zamzam Ibrahim, the NUS and SOS_UK President in her address to the recent NUS sustainability summit.   More fully, she said: “Our leaders are making bad decisions because they have been badly educated.”  This is how her talk begins: “SOS-UK is NUS’s brand new sustainability charity, created so we can go further and faster with our sustainability…

The waterside classroom

Emily Dyer is Education Services Coordinator at the Canal & River Trust.  She co-ordinates the Trust’s education programme ‘Explorers’, developing learning resources and working with schools and groups across England and Wales.  In this article, first published in Volume 119 of our journal, Environmental Education, Emily explores the work that the Trust does with local schools. The Canal &…

November 18th 2019

NAEE is now, along with a growing number of others, is a formal supporter of Teach the Future.  ∫∫∫   The UKSCN has a page of helpful advice for students planning action on November 29th.  It says: The UK Student Climate Network draws a lot of inspiration from the ideas and campaigning of Swedish 16 year old…

Should and Can Education Save the Planet?

Today’s post is by Arjen Wals, the well-known international environmental educator and researcher who writes: “Last month I attended the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) in Hamburg.  Around 3000 participants from over 60 countries attended the conference.  Since the overall theme was ‘Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research…

November 11th 2019

NAEE is collaborating with COBIS, the Council of British International Schools, on an Eco Film Award.  This is a film-making competition that aims to develop COBIS students’ environmental awareness and empower them to take action. Students have been invited to produce a short film showcasing a project they have carried out to improve the environmental sustainability of their school.  Through this competition,…

November 4th 2019

Last week we mentioned the Climate Change Teacher training Academy which is delivered by Harwood Education and UNITAR.  Its mission is to ensure that there will be a climate change teacher, in every school throughout the world, starting with the UK.  It says: “As a Climate Change Accredited Teacher in your school you gain access to world-class learning…

This changes everything

Today’s blog is by Mick Haining. This post is one he recently contributed to Extinction Rebellion.  As with all our guest blogs, the view’s expressed are the author’s. As Naomi Klein puts it, “this changes everything”. This particular climate change is a product of human ways of living and, if it is to be slowed…

October 28th 2019

Click here to listen to recent a Women’s Hour podcast on how to talk to young people about climate change.  At the heart of this is a contribution from Fiona Cowan, the headteacher of Bolsover Infants school who has completed the UN’s EduCCate Global the Climate Change teacher training programme which we featured in August.  The podcast is 11…