Educators should prepare learners for the future. They need to provide them with the skills and opportunities to change the world around them. Climate change and environmental degradation will affect each and every one of us. We need to act now.

Will you make a pledge to pupils?

Read the Pledge in full:

Download and display this poster to declare your commitment to building a better future.

2 thoughts on “Climate change and the environment

    1. tprudd says:

      Dear Ahmed,
      There are a number of ways the poster may be used.
      Students: It has been used by students to engage their teachers/schools in discussions about the importance of climate change. Teachers have begun to consider how they might incorporate issues around climate change into their teaching and student learning.
      Teachers/schools: It can be used as a tool for teachers to discuss and debate the importance of teaching and learning about climate change and the environment, and consider how they are going to act.
      Knowledge: Teachers (and students) identify sources of knowledge and information that they feel it is important for students engage with and understand. This can be subject specific or more general. Students and teachers should engage in debates about the consequences of climate change and the outcomes should we fail to act.
      Teacher and students should understand and identify ways they might take action to help tackle climate change and protect the environment. These could relate to changes to individual behaviours and consumption patterns, or in relation to local, national or global issues.
      Learning opportunities: In relation to engaging with and understanding content and information about climate change and the environment, teachers can work with students to identify specific aspects in their own lives or something locally. In this sense, learning might be more tangible and meaningful. They should have the opportunity to work with others (within their class, across the school, in the local community, for example) to explore such issues and consider how they might bring about change.
      Skills and capabilities: Once a specific issue or area has been identified, students and teachers might work together and plan how they might bring about or influence change. This requires the development of a range of wider learning skills. For example: collaboration, communication, planning, team-working, decision making, problem solving and even digital literacy skills.
      In planning their own actions in collaboration with others, they not only engage in developing transferable core learning skills but also become active in a meaningful learning process and that enables them to understand their potential and role as active citizens playing a role to address global issues.
      Recognition and reward: Their actions, panning and learning should be reviewed and reflected on with clear ways forward identified. Teachers and schools can implement their own reward and recognition schemes and approaches to show that they support active and real learning and change. There is the opportunity for schools to link more closely with parents, the local community, and even national bodies, companies and Ministries, in demonstrating, promoting and disseminating such action.
      The poster, is only a poster, however it offers a starting point for students, teachers and schools to become leaders and active in a global fight to halt climate change and environmental degradation.
      We hope this helps!


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