News and Updates

  • Connecting Classrooms for Environmental (and other) Learning

    Last week's News Round-up from NAEE had a feature on the new Connecting Classrooms for Global Learning programme which has now been launched.  The details are here and their website says: “The new Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme supports schools internationally to...

  • Loose language from WWF

    I've been reading the 2018 Living Planet Index, something best read in daylight.  I was alerted to it by a headline and link in Climate Action.  The headline was: 60% of wildlife has been wiped out by humans since 1970, WWF finds...

  • Blinkered resistance to gene editing

    This is a Times leader from a couple of weeks ago.  I'm reprinting it because I agree with it.  These points were made in The World we'll Leave Behind. Europe’s blinkered resistance to gene editing is a blow to good science...

  • More on that pledge

    I wrote ta while back about the GEEP pledge that I signed.  I was happy to do that as I want to support GEEP. And yet, I have a reservation about the argument GEEP uses [*].  The pledge letter says:...

  • EE – perspectives from policy 3

    Here's my final comment (for now) on the new research on EE in secondary schools from King's College: Understanding Environmental Education in Secondary Schools – Report 1: The Policy Perspective It relates to the discussion section of the report. There's much to agree with...

  • EE – perspectives from policy 2

    Here's a further comment on the new research on EE in secondary schools from King's College: Understanding Environmental Education in Secondary Schools – Report 1: The Policy Perspective 1. In their Introduction, the authors write: "In seeking to analyse the state of environmental...

  • EE: practitioners’ perspective 3

    Here are more comments on the part 2 of the King's Report: The Practitioners’ Perspective: Understanding Environmental Education in Secondary Schools building on what I wrote last week.  What follows relates to the roundtable discussions that led to the report. 1 Page 10 raises...

  • EE – perspectives from policy 1

    Here's my second set of comment on the new research on EE in secondary schools from King's College: Understanding Environmental Education in Secondary Schools. Where is it, what is it and what should the future be?   In this, I focus...

  • EE: practitioners’ perspective 2

    Here are further comments on the part 2 of the King's Report: The Practitioners’ Perspective: Understanding Environmental Education in Secondary Schools. Where is it, what is it and what should the future be?   In this, I build on what I wrote...

  • EE: practitioners’ perspective 1

    Here's my initial comment on the new research on EE in secondary schools from King's College: Understanding Environmental Education in Secondary Schools. Where is it, what is it and what should the future be?   In this, I focus on Report 2: The...