Webinar: Educating young people about the environment and climate change

Dr Katy Wheeler explores sustainability and environmental education.

  • Wed 9 Feb 22

    12:00 - 13:00

  • Online


  • Event speaker

    Dr Katy Wheeler

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    Lectures, talks and seminars

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How best to educate young people about the climate crisis? Dr Katy Wheeler, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Sociology, presents their findings:

Educating the next generation about sustainability and climate change is a key policy goal at all educational levels. This presentation will trace some of the history of environmental and sustainability education, before presenting findings from a content analysis of a wide-ranging collection of UK sustainability resources aimed at children aged between 7-11. Although environmental and sustainable development education have their roots in critical pedagogy, the educational resources I analysed presented a limited role for young people as consumers and adopters of sustainable lifestyle practices rather than as citizens engaged in collective political action.  

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