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Education and Climate Change: The Role of Universities
 3030579263, 9783030579265

Table of contents :
Series Editors’ Foreword
Chapter 1: The Role of Universities Building an Ecosystem of Climate Change Education
1.1 Introduction. The Paradox of Climate Change and Education
1.2 Climate Is Changing Faster Than Attitudes and Behaviors About Human-Environmental Interactions, and Knowledge Is Not Enough to Cause People to Adapt or Mitigate
1.3 Climate Change Education
1.4 The Limitations of Current Climate Change Education Efforts
1.5 The Need for New Strategies for Climate Change Education
1.6 The Need for Systemic, Multilevel and Multidimensional Perspectives In Climate Change Education
1.7 A Role for Universities Developing and Implementing Contextually Appropriate Strategies for Climate Change Education
1.8 Development of the Approaches to Climate Change Education in This Book
Chapter 2: Learn to Lead: Developing Curricula that Foster Climate Change Leaders
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Analysis of Climate Change Curricula
2.2.1 The Problem with Climate Change Curricula in Israel, Jordan, and Palestine
2.2.2 Learning from Tertiary Level Climate Change Pedagogy in the Region
2.2.3 Effective High School Climate Change Education Resources Paleontological Research Institution: The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change Climate Interactive Project Look Sharp: Media Literacy
2.3 Climate Change Leadership Curriculum
2.3.1 Rationale of the Curriculum Anchor Skills Process-Based Skills Disciplinary Tools and Concepts Resources Guiding the Educator
2.4 Implementation and Program Theory
2.5 Conclusion
Appendix A: Climate Change Leadership Curriculum
Appendix B: Climate Change Leadership Project – Student Version
Chapter 3: Creating a Culture of Shared Responsibility for Climate Action in Guatemala Through Education
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Impact of Climate Change on Guatemala
3.3 The State of Climate Change Education in Guatemala and Opportunities for Improvement
3.4 What Are the Major Gaps in Climate Change Education in Guatemala?
3.4.1 Lack of Adequate Bilingual Education
3.4.2 Out-of-School Youth
3.4.3 Lack of Coherence and Alignment Between Different Components of the School System and Climate Change Education
3.5 Moving Forward with a Solution
3.6 Preparing a Whole-School-Centered Guidebook for Schools
3.7 School Leadership
3.8 Community Partnerships
3.9 Curriculum
3.10 Teacher Professional Development
3.11 Conclusion
Chapter 4: Rezistans Klimatik: Building Climate Change Resilience in Haiti through Educational Radio Programming.
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Analysis of Current and Anticipated Impacts of Climate Change in Haiti
4.2.1 Geography
4.2.2 Economy
4.2.3 Other Socioeconomic Factors
4.2.4 Climate Summary – Comparative Approach
4.2.5 Future Impacts Agriculture Health Education Economic Factors Possible Domestic Solutions
4.3 Connecting Climate Change to Human Behavior
4.4 Exploring Different Alternatives of Delivering Climate Change Education
4.4.1 The Use of Education in Addressing Climate Change
4.4.2 Current Climate Change Curricula; Best Practices and Common Themes
4.4.3 Government Action
4.4.4 Informal Education
4.4.5 The Use of Radio in Sustainable & Community Development
4.5 Review of Current Education Policies and Programs to Address Climate Change in Haiti
4.6 Implications of Climate Change Education in Haiti
4.7 Overview of Media in Haiti
4.7.1 Radio Use and Stats
4.7.2 Radio and Learning in Haiti
4.8 Theory of Change
4.8.1 Audience and Impacts of Project
4.8.2 Measuring Outcomes
4.9 Implementation Plan/Curriculum
4.9.1 Stakeholders
4.9.2 Goal of Program
4.9.3 Topics Covered & Objectives
4.9.4 Strategy
4.9.5 Pathway for Delivery
4.10 Discussion
Appendix A
Appendix B
Chapter 5: Adaptation, Migration, Advocacy. A Climate Change Curriculum for  Out-of-School Children in Badin, Sindh
5.1 Introduction
5.2 A Shifting Attitude Towards Climate Change
5.3 The Risks Faced by the Population in Badin
5.4 Educating Out-of-School Youth
5.5 Conclusion
Appendix: The Curriculum
Phase 1: Context
Phase 2: Adaptation
Phase 3: Migration
Phase 4: Advocacy
Chapter 6: Students as Partners. Implementation of Climate Change Education Within the Harvard Graduate School of Education
6.1 Beyond the Bottom-Up and Top-Down Debate on Climate Change Education
6.2 What to Consider When Integrating Climate Change Education (CCE) Within Schools of Education
6.2.1 A Cultural Perspective of a Student Led Curriculum of Climate Change
6.2.2 A Psychological Perspective of a Student Led Curriculum of Climate Change
6.2.3 A Professional Perspective of a Student Led Curriculum of Climate Change
6.2.4 An Institutional Perspective of a Student Led Curriculum of Climate Change
6.2.5 A Political Perspective of a Student Led Curriculum of Climate Change
6.3 A Case Study: Implementations of a Student Led Curriculum at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE)
6.3.1 Methodology
6.4 Implications & Conclusion
Appendix A. Syllabus
Appendix B. Prototype Lessons of a CCE Curriculum at HGSE
Chapter 7: Learning from Teaching Graduate Students How to Design Climate Change Education Programs
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Educating to Address Climate Change Is About Active Problem Solving, Not Contemplation
7.3 While Learning from Doing Is Valuable, to Advance the Field of Climate Change Education, it Is Necessary to Also Conceptualize and Theorize Practice
7.4 What Outcomes Matter in Climate Change Education
7.5 The Power of Contextually Situated Learning
7.6 A Pedagogy to Change Climate Through Education
7.7 Augmenting the Capacity for Climate Change Education Among Teachers and Schools
7.8 Blind Spots
7.9 Coda: Writing About the Role of Universities in Climate Change in Education During a Pandemic

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