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New research shows nearly three quarters of teachers haven’t received enough training on climate change

New research shows nearly three quarters of teachers haven’t received enough training on climate change

Joe Brindle

March 16, 2021

Research by Teach the Future has revealed that 70% of UK teachers have not received adequate training to educate students on climate change, its implications for the environment and societies around the world, and how these implications can be addressed.

Past Press

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Pupils Survey: Schools and Sustainability

Pupils Survey: Schools and Sustainability

SOS-UK

July 15, 2021

Since 2010, we've researched the expectations and experiences of students in higher education in relation to sustainability, and in 2016 we extended the research to also gather the views of students in further education. We've been working with Green Schools Project to survey students in primary and secondary schools as well to capture experiences of learning and sustainability at all levels of education.

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Calling education ministers to step up for people and planet

Calling education ministers to step up for people and planet

Meg Baker

June 21, 2021

We are facing a climate and ecological emergency which requires immediate action if we are to avoid catastrophic impacts from human induced climate change. To address this urgent need, the whole of society needs to come together and realise their roles as a individuals and as a collective. This is why we are calling on theG20 Education Ministers' meeting to make this a top priority.

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Making Schools Safe Spaces for LGBT Teachers

Making Schools Safe Spaces for LGBT Teachers

JBrouse

June 6, 2021

Although the Thatcher government’s Section 28 has been off the statute books since 2003, many places in the UK are still opposed to LGBT representation in the classroom. In fact, even though the UK ranked 9th in a list of Europe’s most LGBT-friendly countries, there were 3,000 sexual orientation hate crimes recorded last year in London alone.

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Youngsters suffering from 'eco-anxiety' as campaigners demand more climate change teaching in schools

Youngsters suffering from 'eco-anxiety' as campaigners demand more climate change teaching in schools

Laura Bundock

June 1, 2021

Teachers say climate change content in the national curriculum is currently "limited" and should be extended.

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Children to be taught Scotland's 'historic complicity' in slave trade in Green proposals

Children to be taught Scotland's 'historic complicity' in slave trade in Green proposals

Conor Matchett

April 6, 2021

The campaign in Scotland said: “We believe that climate action and thus climate education policy must be at the forefront of the election as the education system is currently not preparing students and pupils for the challenges we face now and in the future nor is it empowering students to fight for climate justice. Therefore, it is essential that climate education is embedded through the curriculum and this starts with the inclusion of our asks in party manifestos. We thank the Scottish Green Party for taking this important step.”

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Most British teachers say they lack training on climate change - poll

Most British teachers say they lack training on climate change - poll

Reuters

March 16, 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly three quarters of British teachers say they have not had enough training to educate students about climate change, the implications of global warming and how best to confront them, a poll showed on Tuesday.

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Climate change: 70% of UK teachers say they have not been properly trained to teach about crisis

Climate change: 70% of UK teachers say they have not been properly trained to teach about crisis

iNews

March 16, 2021

Teach the Future, a campaign formed by secondary school students who went on strike against climate change in 2019, want the topic to be taught across the curriculum.

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Climate change is not being taught properly at school, survey finds

Climate change is not being taught properly at school, survey finds

Wales Online

March 16, 2021

Most teachers have not been given enough training to do it, campaigners say

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7 in 10 teachers feel unable to teach pupils about climate crisis

7 in 10 teachers feel unable to teach pupils about climate crisis

The Big Issue

March 16, 2021

Young campaigners called for the climate crisis to be covered across the whole curriculum to prepare kids for their futures

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Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition - Last Week to Apply

Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition - Last Week to Apply

Joshua Tregale

February 23, 2021

I am delighted to have been appointed by the UK COP26 Presidency to be the UK Youth Representative on the Government of Italy's Youth4Climate Advisory Committee. I will help support the planning for the Youth4Climate2021: Driving Ambition event, which is being held in Milan from the 28th – 30th September 2021.