"Climate change education is increasingly seen as an essential part of
The main international test of 15-year-olds’ progress (which Australia
participates in) has just announced the next round of testing will include
environmental knowledge alongside English, maths and science literacy.
Australia’s national curriculum (updated last year under the Morrison
government) barely mentions climate change. But as a signatory to the United
Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement, we have committed to
develop climate change education policies.
Regardless of what policies or curricula say, our climate is changing. As
scientists keep reminding us, urgent action is required.
In our new research, we interviewed nine primary and high school teachers about
how they include climate change in their teaching.
We found teachers are becoming the bearers of bad news in the classroom as
young people learn about the climate crisis, and they need better training and
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Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics