Balancing honesty with hope: new centre will help teachers build-in climate change education
By Blog Editor, IOE Digital, on 16 June 2022
Few can doubt that the climate emergency is the defining issue of our time. The most recent IPCC report confirms that without immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, limiting global warming to 1.5°C is beyond reach with potentially profound implications for life on our planet.
In this context it is no surprise to read in research commissioned by UCL’s new Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Education (CCCSE) that climate change – and education about climate change – is an important issue to parents, teachers, school leaders and young people. What is more surprising is how many of the students and teachers participating in the research feel that schools are not always doing enough to educate young people about all aspects of climate change and the possibilities of more sustainable lifestyles.
Public First, who carried out this research, polled more than 1,000 parents, the first time we believe parents have been asked (more…)