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Education

The quality of life of future generations is largely dependent on the quality of education that we impart to today’s students. Educational methods are more effective when students are challenged to identify the cause and effect of a problem that they can relate to in their own life

Climate change is considered to be the most critical factor affecting sustainable and equitable development, increasing conflicts, and causing massive extinction of species. Thus, the impact of climate change is inseparable from our day-to-day life.

Integration

Climate Change and Pedagogy

TROP ICSU (“Trans-disciplinary Research Oriented Pedagogy for Improving Climate Studies and Understanding”) is a global project funded by the International Council of Science. We collate and curate digital/ICT-based teaching resources that integrate climate studies across the curriculum of Science, Mathematics, Social Sciences and Humanities. These teaching resources are locally rooted in their context, but globally relevant for their science.

In this context, we aim to integrate relevant education and science communication modules in the education system to help students and the general public across the globe in improving their understanding of the science of climate change and in developing necessary skills to mitigate its impact.

Resources

Teaching Tools

Lesson Plans

Methodology

TROP ICSU meticulously follows a methodology adopted along with various steps taken to review and validate the educational resources collated under this project.

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Teaching Tools

Each Teaching Tool is typically a computer-based tool such as an interactive visualization, model/ simulator, video micro-lecture, or classroom/ laboratory/ field activity that can be used to teach a topic in the curriculum of a particular discipline with the help of a climate-related example.

The Teaching Tools are categorized on the basis of Discipline, Type of Tool, Climate Topic, Grade Level, Region and Language.

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Lesson Plans

Each Lesson Plan consists of a set of teaching tools and a write-up, packaged in the form of a step-by-step guide.

The content in a Lesson Plan describes how a topic in a particular discipline  can be taught by using examples, case studies, and exercises related to climate change.

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Educators Survey

We are conducting a Preliminary Survey for school and undergraduate teachers (educators) to understand how topics related to climate change are currently discussed in the classroom in different parts of the world. The short survey is currently available in several languages.

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Educators Workshops

The TROP ICSU team aims to introduce the collection of digital teaching resources on the project website to teachers of various disciplines or subjects (Science, Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Humanities) through workshops organized in different countries. These workshops are being planned and organized with valuable support from our partners and collaborators.

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Project Policy

All the pedagogical tools in our collated list are owned by the corresponding creators or authors or organizations as listed on their websites. Please view our Policy Document for further details.

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