This course aims to develop the skills, attitudes and values that teachers at all levels need in order to create a climate change consciousness among learners and their communities. The course explores a variety of pedagogies (teaching methods) that may be applied by teachers to deliver climate change education to learners in all subject areas. This will, in turn, build the global capacity required for mitigation, adaptation and resilience to climate change impact.
Participants in the course will appreciate what climate change means and develop a general understanding of the science, impact, adaptation and mitigation strategies for climate change. They will have the opportunity to explore the pedagogies that can be applied to teach three key areas of climate change education:
This course is for teachers, educators and other education practitioners who want to learn and teach climate change related issues for action.
After completion of this course, the participant is expected to be able to:
Week 1: Teaching the science of climate change
Week 2: Teaching the impact of climate change
Week 3: Learning for climate action and resilience
Week 4: Gender, youth and community empowerment for climate action