Creative, sensitive and grounded in diverse perspectives: Why we need inclusive climate change education
SCI Researcher writes about how climate change education can address rather than exacerbate eco-anxiety, whilst also learning from diverse perspectives in a new SCI blog post.
SCI Researcher Catherine Walker published a new blog post on the SCI Blog entitled ‘Creative, sensitive and grounded in diverse perspectives: Why we need inclusive climate change education’. The blog provides an introduction and accompanying information to Catherine’s YPAC project as well as her recently released project book. You can read the blog in full here.
In the blog she notes that knowledge about climate change is being generated continuously. But at the same time, it’s becoming evident that teachers and students report information overload and a sense of paralysis of where to start.
In updating curricula and policies, governments are catching up with concerns that have been crystallising in many young people’s hearts and minds – and, for a vocal minority of young people, through collective action – in recent years.
Catherine is beginning to unpack questions such as ‘How can climate change education address rather than exacerbate eco-anxiety, whilst also learning from diverse perspectives?’ and ‘How can we ensure that substantial weight is given to the perspectives of young people bolstered by intergenerational & intercultural conversations?’.