Learning about Climate Change: Conventional Teaching is not up to the Challenge – by Stan Kozak

Climate change is a challenge for the entire world, and it may present formal education with its greatest challenge. How do teachers teach about a long-term problem that is evolving rapidly and changing the environment in real time?

Yet a challenge is often an opportunity too. And when it comes to education, climate change offers and opportunity for educators of all sorts to advance and evolve their practice.

This evolution should start from a position of humility. One thing we know already because of climate change is that the future is not going to be like the past, and learning about new solutions to the many complex problems humanity faces will not be achieved through the rearview mirror of conventional teaching.

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