Teaching the Future kickoff meeting takes place

The kickoff meeting of the Teach the Future project took place on 4th March 2022 in Palermo, Italy. Project partners participated in a hybrid meeting – face-t0-face and online .due to ongoing Covid restrictions. The partners all have extensive experience in Erasmus Plus projects and the needs of the main target groups, teachers and teacher educators.partner meeting image

Partners discussed the initial research on climate education methods and approaches and planned focus groups with teachers in partner countries. The purpose is to develop ideas for developing training resources for teachers. They also discussed creating a data dashboard and planned meetings with climate science experts.

The partner organisations are from 6 different countries: Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Greece, Serbia and Spain. This allows a strong geographical coverage, added EU value, contributions, perspectives and results spanning different EU regions.

The TTF project is promoted by the European Association of Geographers (EUROGEO) as experts in climate science and teaching climate in schools, who have previously worked with all the other project partners. TTF includes two school subject associations who are experts in teaching Mathematics and Geography and in working actively with schools in their own countries and across Europe. meeting imag

Climate change data and visualisation expertise comes from UNIZAR who worked with EUROGEO and CSC on empowering the active participation of youth to engage with policy makers on Youth policy matters across Europe (http://youthmetre.eu). These partners also have expertise in using Cloud-based technologies in schools situations as members of the School on the Cloud Comenius network (www.schoolonthecloud.net) led by Doukas School.

The partnership integrates three experienced school partners Doukas School, the International School Serbia and Politeknika Txorierri, who have worked on Erasmus projects related to the environment and sustainability in schools. The Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci (CSC) has extensive experience in working with schools using innovative pedagogies, with deep knowledge of the project’s target groups. It brings experience from the current policy efforts that Italy is making to integrate climate education as a subject in public school curricula.

Find out more about the project partners