Training Module for Teachers
The module contains materials for teachers, educators, tutors, educational program developers, and a wide range of people interested in climate change education. It is designed to build the capacity of teachers or education experts in climate education, as part of the formal qualification system.
The objectives of the training module are:
- Raising climate awareness among school teachers to facilitate the introduction of climate education in primary, secondary, and high schools.
- Assisting teachers in the practical application of the Climate Box toolkit by facilitating the incorporation of the climate change topics into the school curriculum, extracurricular activities, and further education.
- Encouraging innovative pedagogical approaches to integrating climate change education into school education and raising awareness of climate change.
The training module consists of two sub-modules:
- Module 1: Basic course on Climate Change This module contains materials for educators and trainers to help raise awareness about climate change, its impacts, as well as climate change mitigation and adaptation measures.
- Module 2: Resources and approaches to Climate Education This module provide practical guidance on various approaches to the education of schoolchildren and youth on the topic of climate change, including how to use the UNDP Climate Box toolkit and other resources.
The training module for teachers presents numerous examples on approaches to climate education, climate adaptation projects, and practices to reduce the individual carbon footprint from participating countries in the climate Box program. Its recommendations on the application of the training module consider the peculiarities of national education systems in different countries.
Access the Traning Module for Teachers here
Module 1| Basic Course on Climate Change
1.1 To access the Climate Box climate education and awareness program for schools, click the italicized link below.
1.2 To access the scientific content to improve knowledge on the climate change issue and possible response measures and capacity building for their practical application click the italicized links given below:
- The scientific basis of the climate change problem
- How climate change affects the natural world and human beings. Can we adapt to the inevitable consequences of climate change?
- How to prevent dangerous climate change?
1.3 To access the national climate-related content from the localized versions of the Climate Box toolkit click the italicized link given below.
Module 2| Resources and Approaches to Climate Education
2.1 Course on the practical application of the Climate Box toolkit to raise awareness of schoolchildren on climate change issues from responsible behavior and attitude leading towards a low carbon and climate-resilient future.
2.1.1. To access the materials developed to enhancing understanding among schoolchildren about climate change, its causes and consequences, ways of adaptation, as well as measures to reduce the carbon footprint click the italicized links given below:
- Recommendations on the use of the Climate Box interactive at primary secondary and high schools
- Recommendations on how to use the Climate Box toolkit in extracurricular activities and further education
2.1.2. The project activity method is a way of involving schoolchildren and the youth and developing their creative thinking and capacities for taking practical actions and conducting social activities aimed to combat climate change. To access the guidelines and recommendation for conducting project activity click the italicized links given below:
- Guidelines for climate change projects by schoolchildren
- Recommendations for organizing and hosting climate change projects competition among schoolchildren (presentation and an article)
2.1.3. Access a document for creating an effective climate education system through networks and interagency here.
2.2 To access the materials on good practices for the delivery of climate education at school using the Climate Box toolkit click the italicized links given below:
2.2.1. Examples of thematic lessons on climate change using the Climate Box toolkit.
- Biology lesson “Biodiversity as the result of organic evolution”
- Geography lesson “Migration of population”
- Natural science lesson “Can buildings not waste energy?
2.3 To know how monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of climate education, awareness, and capacity building activities are being carried out, click the italicized links given below: