Teaching about climate change
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Teachers can play a vital role in empowering young people to develop their understanding and attitudes when it comes to climate education. However, this can be a challenging topic for them to address in their classrooms due to many different factors. Watch this webinar to hear from two experts how schools and teachers can make their part to improve climate education!
02 June 2020 | Duration: 57 min
What was this webinar about?
In the webinar you will first learn about climate change education through the experience of Italian Climate Network and its activities with schools, including challenges and opportunities when talking about climate change and related issues in classrooms. You will also hear how to integrate classroom activities by involving students in questionnaires or projects.
The second presentation will emphasise that with a changing rhetoric and attitude towards the climate crisis, it is important for all teachers to reflect on and update their teaching practice. You will learn about an innovative collection of teaching resources, the story of their creation and how teachers can better address climate breakdown.
- Chiara Soletti: Climate education: The key to intergenerational equity and youth empowerment
- Paul Turner: Teaching about climate change
Chiara Soletti is the Human Rights and Climate Policy Advisor for the non-profit Italian Climate Network. She develops activities on the consequences of climate change on people’s lives, analysing how to alleviate the struggle of vulnerable groups under a human rights perspective. Attending the United Nations Framework Change on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conferences of the Parties (COPs) she contributes to the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) work, advocating for the introduction of a gender perspective in the Paris Agreement implementation. She lives in London, where she also works for the EIT Climate-KIC as Regional Innovation Scheme Project Officer.
Paul Turner is Head of Geography at Bedales School in Hampshire, an innovative school where students complete qualifications in the schools own certified courses. Paul has taught in a variety of settings over the past 10 years and takes a particular interest in social and environmental activism. In 2017 he was awarded the Royal Geographical Society and Ordnance Survey award for excellence in Secondary Geography. Paul has developed creative teaching materials for topics from Fast Fashion and Factfulness to Climate Breakdown.