Is there a tide running?

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I can't be the only person to have noticed that there is a sudden coming together of four complementary and mutually-supportive forces in relation to the curriculum and the crises in climate and ecology.  These are:

The first of these is an energetic group of young people ably supported by NUS (SOS_UK) and UKSCN, and a range of educational and social development groups.  The second is a corporate organisation whose training has accreditation from the UN.  The third is from the voluntary sector with support from the lottery, government and social enterprises.  The fourth is a social enterprise supported by corporates, the lottery and charities.

They are focused, respectively, on:

  • campaigning to improve the curriculum (and schools)
  • in-service teacher training in relation to climate
  • resource provision about environmental and climate issues
  • school development in terms of sustainability.

This is a welcome confluence.  It is probably making other environmental education groups wonder what role they should now play.


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