Climate change does not affect everyone equally. Those who are poorest and most vulnerable, yet have contributed the least, are most impacted. It has been suggested that climate change needs to be foregrounded in education and to be approached from different perspectives across the curriculum.

Traditionally, issues around climate change have been explored through subjects such as science and geography. However, calls are increasing for a cross curricular approach to the issue. In fact, the enormity of the climate change challenge can be overwhelming, creating a ‘head-in- the-sand’ reaction. Exploring learners’ feelings and acknowledging their fears and emotions is therefore an essential element of effective climate change education

This resource contains a handbook including background information, key teaching elements, examples and ideas for teachers and schools; it is a useful and practical tool for educators and policy makers on climate change education that puts forward a whole school approach. It sets out some of the key elements of climate change education and offers practical tips and tools for teachers and schools.

Author: Trocaire

Year: 2017

Languages: English

Typology of education resource : Handbook

GCE Issues: Environment

Author: Trocaire

Specific sub-thematic area(s): Climate Change

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Tags: climate changes climate changes , environment environment , environmental education environmental education

School subject(s)/field(s) of studies in which the educational resource can be used: Cross-curricular

Methodology: Whole school approach based on core elements of climate change education, including knowledge, skills, attitudes and values

Age range: 5-12

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