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TSL Green Jobs Webinar Series: Empowering Educators in ESD

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To mark UNESCO’s International Day of Education on 24th January, TSL hosted the first in its 2023 series of roundtable and panel discussions. Our first webinar brought together global educators from different backgrounds and teaching experiences to share their ideas and expertise on ESD and explore development opportunities relating to the core question: “What is happening within education to help teachers and students better understand sustainability and achieve green jobs?”

Discussions focused on

  • Developing teacher knowledge, confidence & understanding – how are teachers being trained; what CPD opportunities are available?
  • Pedagogy – how can we teach sustainability in exciting, innovative, and engaging ways?
  • How does supporting educators translate into youth empowerment and action for the SDG’s and green careers? 

Missed it? Watch the video here

  • Moderator: Kirsty Shakespeare, International ESD Manager, TSL
  • Chiara Abaquin, Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator, Multiple Intelligence International School, Philippines
  • Janet Davies, Primary Education Lecturer, University College London, UK
  • Lynndina Essack, Senior Education Officer, ESD Section, Ministry of Education, Seychelles
  • Comfort Eti, Head of Department, The Heritage Schools and Cedars International School, Nigeria
  • Karl Hansen, Executive Director, TSL
  • Nasreen Majid, School Director for Climate Education and Sustainable Development, University of Reading, UK
  • David Mitchell, Associate Professor Geography Education, University College London, UK
  • Laurence Myers, Service Learning Coordinator at the American School of Dubai, UAE
  • Tessa Willy, Deputy Programme Lead Primary PGCE, University College London, UK

Useful Links and Resources

See the UK Government Department for Education’s Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy

Green Schools Project has a number of resources to help schools learn more about becoming net zero.

Educating for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Schools and Universities is a free online Future Learn course developed by UCL aimed at educators.

Leeds DEC have a number of sustainability resources including teacher training and lesson plans on ‘Climate Action’ and a ‘Just and Sustainable World’

UCL Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Education Centre are currently developing teachers’ resources.

Thinking about systems thinking and integrating sustainability in the curriculum? Try this short course by Compass Education

UCL’s research project Eco-Capabilities: Supporting children’s wellbeing through participatory art in nature

University of Reading have developed a number of Climate Education Resources and Programs for Primary and Secondry schools as well as an Initial Teacher Education Framework

The STEM Learning Climate Ambassador Scheme developed with University of Reading connects cross-disciplinary climate and sustainability experts with primary and secondary schools and Further Education colleges.

This discussion is the first in the TSL 2023 International Education Summit Series: Green Jobs which will feature as a learning resource for students and educators on the TSL Community platform and TSL Youtube Channel.

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