Climate Change Education is the demand for the reorientation of different disciplines and educational experiences towards the mitigation and adaptation policies of the climate change. It intends to facilitate an integrated perception of the problems of the environment that lead to the climate change, enabling more rational actions capable of meeting the goals of mitigation and adaptation. A basic aim of the Climate Change Education is to succeed in making individuals and communities understand the complex nature of the climate change which humanity experiences in the last decades, resulting from the interaction of the biological, physical, social, economic, and cultural aspects, and acquire the knowledge, values, attitudes, and practical skills to participate in a responsible and effective way in mitigating and adapting to the climate change.
A further basic aim of climate change education is to show the economic, political, and ecological interdependence of the modern world, in which decisions and actions by different countries can have international repercussions, mainly on the lives of humans in the near future, due to the climate change. Climate change education should, in this regard, help to develop a sense of responsibility and solidarity among countries and regions as the foundation for a new international order which will guarantee the mitigation of the climate change and adaptation of the societies to the climate change.
The course is structured on three different modules:
A. The theoretical approach to Climate Change, to Climate Change Education and ESD;
B. Study visits about climate change;
C. Lessons learned and ways forward.
This course employs a variety of teaching-learning approaches and methods. There is a mix of workshops, with presentations and lectures, self and team reflection, pair work, small group activities, peer teaching sessions, simulations and role playing sessions, problem solving activitiesand case studies. Partly web based training and video will be employed to enrich the learning experience and efficiency. The field work will also influence the overall outcome of the course. The participants will be provided with a PDF document about Climate Change Education at the beginning of the course.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PARTICIPANTS ARE EXPECTED TO ACQUIRE
Participants are expected to acquire the following, attending the course:
Climatology: the basics
Climate Changes through the Earth history
Climate Change. Causes, effects, measures taken, future approaches
Sustainable Development: content, different views, differences and similarities, international and local perspectives
Climate Change Education . Values, Ethics, Guiding Principles
Climate Change Education: methodology of implementation at school
Climate Change Education: classroom and outdoor activities
Climate Change Education Indicators: Scope, concept, fields, implementation
Guiding scool teams in the framework of the Climate Change Education projects
Implementing the Climate Change Indicators at school
Coordinating the school's effort towards sustainability and Climate change
Improving students commitment in the implementation of the Climate Change Education Project
Empower students and teachers to remain committed to the effort towards the Climate Change Education Projects
Improving self as a team leader
How to improve all the school-life aspects, using the Cl. Ch. indicators
The participants will receive suggestions for reading material in order to prepare for the course well in advance. Visiting the webpage www.aeiforum.eu where much of relevant information is available is highly recommended.
The participants will be asked to fill in a special questionnaire about their training needs before the course. They will also be asked to prepare a presentation about their school’s daily operation and their country.
By the end of the course participants are asked to reflect on their learning experience and report accordingly. They will also be asked to fill in anevaluation questionnaire about the fulfillment or notof their expectations. At the website www.aeiforum.eu, the participants will have the opportunity to submit their ideas, share their experience and suggest new ideas.
We are going to offer two courses in Athens-Piraeus, Greece, ontwo different dates.
The following chart shows the relative information.
The course is organised by Aeiforuman NGO, specialized inthe Sustainable School and Environmental Education. The trainers have a broad experience in teaching and learning methods, quality management and change management.
EDUCATIONAL SECTOR OF THE PARTICIPANTS
MINIMUM MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
Pre-Registration: Minimum 15 Maximum 25participants.
50% of the tuition fee for cancelation at any time
COST AND FUNDING
The tuition fee is € 350 (5 days of tuition)
Contact your National agency to apply for funding.
We will help you with the application procedure to obtain this funding. See the web page 'Support and Funding'
Gounari 21-23, 18547 Piraeus-Greece