Climate Change Education: Strategies for All Educators

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Description

Climate education is an essential aspect of fostering environmental literacy and sustainability among students. It goes beyond conventional teaching methods, providing educators with the tools to impart knowledge about climate science, environmental issues, and sustainable practices.

This training is designed to empower educators with the expertise needed to integrate climate education seamlessly into their teaching methodologies.

Climate education has become a cornerstone of preparing students for the future. Educators equipped with climate knowledge play a pivotal role in nurturing environmentally conscious citizens who understand the complexities of climate change, its consequences, and the urgent need for collective action.

This training acknowledges the pivotal role teachers play in shaping the perspectives and actions of the next generation, positioning them as catalysts for positive environmental change.

Participants will delve into the foundational principles of climate science, gaining a comprehensive understanding of climate change, its causes, and potential solutions.

They will explore innovative teaching methodologies to effectively communicate complex climate concepts to students of varying age groups.

Practical sessions will guide participants in developing climate-focused lesson plans, integrating interdisciplinary approaches, and incorporating real-world examples into their teaching practices.

Moreover, participants will learn how to engage students in climate action, fostering a sense of responsibility and activism.

The main goal is for teachers to bring their enriched understanding of climate education back to their schools, they become pioneers of sustainability, influencing colleagues, students, and even school policies.

By fostering a climate-conscious culture within educational institutions, this training ensures that schools become beacons of environmental responsibility, nurturing future leaders who are well-equipped to address the global challenges of climate change.

By the end of the course, participants will have a deep understanding of climate education and know how to implement it within their schools.

They will feel more confident in addressing the pressing environmental challenges faced by their schools, and in engaging their community in activities that raise awareness and drive change.

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  

  • Understand the basics of climate change;
  • Help learners evaluate their daily habits’ impacts on climate change;
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of climate change, including its causes, impacts, and solutions.;
  • Design engaging climate education activities;
  • Empower climate action.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Course introduction

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Dive in climate change

  • Understanding the basics of climate change;
  • Exploring the greenhouse effect and its role in climate change;
  • Activity: Climate Change Quiz;
  • Activity: 2050 It’s Up to You game.

Day 2 – Climate change: diverse and impacts

  • Anthropogenic factors contributing to climate change;
  • Fossil fuels, deforestation, and other human activities;
  • Understanding the global and local impacts of climate change;
  • Interactive discussions on sustainable practices;
  • Group activity: The connection between energy and climate workshop.

Day 3 – Climate science and education: communicating climate change

  • Understanding the Science of Climate Change;
  • Exploring Educational Frameworks for Effective Climate Instruction;
  • Effective communication strategies for climate education;
  • Activity: Role-playing exercises: Communicating climate science to different audiences.

Day 4 – Outdoor activity

  • Nature walk observation: highlighting the impact of climate change on local flora and fauna,  discussion about cities’ climate resilience.

Day 5 – Interactive climate games and simulation

  • Introduction to Climate Change Games;
  • Hands-On Simulations for Climate Understanding.

Day 6 – Course closure and cultural activities

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion.
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance.
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Next Available Dates

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Athens

Price*: 480€

Dublin

Price*: 580€

Madrid

Price*: 480€

Split

Price*: 480€

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