On Friday, September 16, International School hosted experts, teachers and representatives of different partner organisations with the aim of making another step towards the establishment of effective and comprehensive climate change education.
This meeting was held in Belgrade, as part of the Teaching the Future project, which aims to implement education about climate change and the environment in teaching and learning programmes in all partner countries participating in this project – Belgium, Italy, Spain, Serbia, Greece and Cyprus.
During the meeting, the results of the research conducted were presented and clear recommendations for the implementation of climate change education were established, taking into account the development of students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as the development of teachers’ competencies. In addition, current initiatives to reduce the consequences of climate change and protect the environment were also presented.
At the end of September 2022, a comprehensive report on current climate change education practices was published. Download the report
The Report: Teaching the future – climate, citizenship and digital teaching – curriculum and pedagogical guidelines included an extensive literature review of different methodologies in climate change education as well as research findings conducted by project partners in their own countries. Through this research and focus group discussions, the report offers comprehensive recommendations and pedagogical guidelines for educators, organisations and governments from around the world.
We are convinced that only through quality education, which is focused on the scientific study of today’s world, for the sake of a better future, can we nurture students to become citizens of the world.
The next phase of the project will be to create, pilot and evaluate a digital data dashboard aggregating climate information, data and resources which will be easily accessible for schools and teachers.