Climate Change Education

MOOC
Climate Change Education
Language
English
Duration
8 months
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
Climate Change Education
What will you learn?
Basic science behind climate change
Main social and ethical issues behind climate change
Main consequences of climate change to water, energy, environment, soil and our health
What we can do individually, as a school and as a community to live a more sustainable and healthy life
How to use games, debates, experiments, theater, newspapers and other tools to support and enhance learning
About the course

This course explores the basic science behind climate change and presents the tools to teach it in a positive, engaging and participatory way. The course also introduces some of the ethical and social issues around climate change.

This course makes use of videos, lesson plans and online games developed by the IDB's "Rise-Up: Education Against Climate Change" initiative. The aim is to assist you in the launch of climate change education and actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change in your school community.

This is a hands-on course, with examples coming directly from Latin America and the Caribbean.

61% of the students who have taken the course affirm that they have improved their ability to formulate, implement and / or evaluate public policies.

52% of the students have said that the course has served them to improve services to citizens as public officials.

Students who obtain the certificate in this course will also receive this digital badge. Digital badges allow you to share skills and knowledge more quickly and more reliably. For more information on digital badges visit https://cursos.iadb.org/es/indes/credenciales-digitales or click here.

Program
Climate Change Education
Learn how to work with your students to help them explore climate change through the use of interactive and engaging activities. These activities are designed for students at the primary and secondary levels.
Lecturers
Emma Naslund-Hadley
Emma Naslund-Hadley
Education Specialist IDB
Juan Paredes
Juan Paredes
Energy Specialist IDB
Platform
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