XR and its educational aims

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As I wrote the other day, I am particularly sympathetic to the first aim of the XR movement:

The Government must tell the truth about the climate and wider ecological emergency, reverse inconsistent policies and work alongside the media to communicate with citizens.

... even though it brands what needs to be done as a comms activity and not an educational one.  It has to be both of course.

What I really like is its straightforward focus on "the climate and wider ecological" issues.  It is so refreshing to see such a clear-headed vision.

There is no jargon (such as EDS, LSD, SDG, CCE, global learning, development education, environmental education, etc, etc), you notice, and no focus on eradicating poverty which most groups emphasise these days because there are so many poor people in the world.  What XR seems to understand (but many don't – or pretend they don't) is that there will be many more people in poverty if we don't address the looming climate disaster as a priority.

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