Collaboration for ºClimate Learning 2019 – Lead partners:
Response Trust, Climate Challenge, Generation Zero, Our Climate Declaration and Global Citizenship Education Teacher Libby Giles joined with Victoria University of Wellington for further steps to towards collaboration for climate change education.
This climate education initiative builds on several years of leadership from VUW Education academics Andrea Milligan and Jenny Ritchie, Waikato academic Chris Eames, Response Trust.
Working Together More is the funder of the project to enable project partners to review the state of play on climate change education in Aotearoa New Zealand and identify collaborators for strategic planning and key goals.
A challenge of climate change education is that it encompasses formal and informal education. This can be bridged by going ‘beyond the borders of the classroom’ for community engagement with climate change impacts and responses, and to prepare young people for transitions to different worlds of tertiary education and work.
Bridging Community Education and Science
A key policy development of 2019 was the Zero Carbon Act. One of the events of the project was to bring academic and community educators together for engaging with the Zero Carbon Act.
Climate change learning brings opportunities for conceptual and integrative skills, equity approaches, technology and innovation in the context of reshaping of the economy towards net Zero Carbon.
Student-led activism for Climate Change and Education
MOU: The purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding is to establish closer ties and collaborative relations between the parties in order to facilitate the establishment of co-operative programmes and activitiesCollaborators:
Victoria University of Wellington – Representatives of Climate Change Institute, Centre for Sustainability, Faculty of Education, Asst. Vice-Chancellor Māori, Te Waka a Maui, Design School, Institute of Governance and Policy Studies
Climate Challenge, Generation Zero, Response Trust
Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development
Members of the NGO collaboration team participated in a regional meeting of Asian partners on Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE’s) in Hangzhou, China, June 2019.
The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, the global IAS network, and Response Trust contributed to enabling the team to attend the meeting in China. Key contributions included support for student leadership and linking climate education with policy
The global RCE network is an Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) initiative led by the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). RCEs are locally initiated, led and engaged centres for reorienting education to meet sustainability goals; they form global network of 168 RCE’s as of 2019. The networks are resourced from academic staff at the UNU-IAS in Japan, and from UNESCO resource people.
RCEs are multi-stakeholder partnership between academia and civil society, hosted at a university. Every RCE contributes to global ESD objectives, but its institutional form and specific work programme will be unique to its context and region. Our RCE works with Te Tiriti o Waitangi in decision-making and as a framework for its work.
For more information about RCEs and UNU-IAS, see map below, and link
Resources for Teaching
Climate Change and Wellbeing NZ Education Curriculum under Education for Sustainability
Pūtaātara: fundamental concepts in te ao Māori that underpin it, and the teaching and learning approaches it promotes.
Pūtātara supports learners to explore concepts and issues that surround the Treaty of Waitangi, while building a sense of their own identity and acquiring knowledge of te reo Māori me ōna tikanga. Read more in Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Kaitiakitanga Caring for people and place
Whakapuāwai Flourishing ever forward
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Climate Change and Human Health lesson plans
A Critical Guide to Māori and Pākehā Histories of Aotearoa by Tamsin Hanley. Support for Teaching histories in schools in Aotearoa
This resource provides support for the following policy goals:
- The New Zealand Curriculum Treaty of Waitangi Principle (MOE, 2007).
- Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (2008).
- Te Whāriki (1996)
- Ka Hikitia (MOE, 2008, 2013).
- The Māori Language Curriculum for Mainstream schools (MOE, 2008).
- Tātaiako (New Zealand Teachers Council, 2011).
- The Māori Histories Curriculum (Tamua, 2014).
- Hautū ( NZSTA, 2015)?
- Our code, our standards (Teaching Council, 2017)?
This CPR is now in 70 schools/centres.