Early in 2020, nine-year-old Sophie asked her teacher “Is it true we’ve only got ten years to save the planet?”
At that moment, her teacher was unsure what to say… (Kirby and Webb, 2021)
The first result of the Teaching the Future project has been published, looking to provide some recommendations to help answer this question.
The report discusses curriculum and pedagogical guidelines. It assesses the situation in secondary schools as well as the national curricula in partner countries. It explores climate, citizenship and digital teaching.
Recommendations for relevant trustworthy climate education
Sections examine the use of innovative teaching and learning methods and illustrate participative approaches to involve pupils in active citizenship activities.
The report includes a detailed review of recent academic literature, the results of interviews with focus groups of teachers and interviews with teacher educators. The purpose is to be able to offer recommendations for relevant trustworthy climate education with suitable and reliable pedagogical approaches and tools.