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First online climate change education course for teachers
 
Type: Online resource
Geographical coverage: International
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Implementing Entity: UNESCO
Language: English
Cost: unspecified
Link: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/leading-the-international-agenda/education-for-sustainable-development/climate-change-education/cce-clearinghouse/publications/
 
The innovative online learning course, entitled 'UNESCO Course for Secondary Teachers on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD)' is designed to give teachers confidence, through a series of six-day programmes, to help young people understand the causes and consequences of climate change today.

The course aims to bring climate change education outside the science classroom into all subject areas liable to be affected by climate change. These include as ethics, social studies, economics and political science, among many others.

Using a holistic approach, pedagogical approaches and techniques in their own school environment, teachers can develop the capacities to facilitate climate change mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk reduction learning. Teacher education institutions can also use the course to update CCESD content in their pre-service and in-service training programmes through pedagogical frameworks, exercises, regional resources and guidelines.

Users can access to the learning materials through Flash-based software. The Flipbook format provides an on-screen textbook experience along with the functionality of web links to quickly access other pages, or complementary information (e.g. PowerPoint slides).