“Teacher training in climate change education is in its infancy”
In advance of the tenth anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit (Rio+20), UNESCO is launching a Teacher Education Course on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD) in late 2011. EduInfo spoke to Professor David Selby and Dr Fumiyo Kagawa of Sustainability Frontiers, an international alliance of sustainability and global educators, who have developed the course for UNESCO.
What does the new Teacher Education Course on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD) hope to achieve?
Fumiyo: In a nutshell, the course is designed to give teachers confidence in facilitating CCESD inside and outside the classroom so that they can help young people understand the causes and consequences of climate change, bring about changes in attitudes and behaviors to reduce the severity of future climate change, and build resilience in the face of climate change that are already present.
What are the distinctive features of the course?
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