The TROP ICSU project is funded by the International Council for Science (ICSU), led by the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), and co-led by the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA). The project partners include other international unions, national academies of several countries, national research centers, and United Nations agencies.
The project aims to enable positive action in adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change through pedagogical intervention and citizen outreach.
To achieve the overall objective, we are
* collating a suite of pedagogical tools
* creating a set of teaching toolkits
The use of these teaching resources will enable educators to teach a topic in a particular discipline with the help of examples, case studies, and exercises related to climate change. These resources can be used globally by educators in the classroom/laboratory or by students for independent learning. Such an integrated approach will help increase climate awareness among students through the school and college systems.
A Suite of Locally Rooted, Culturally Appropriate, and Globally Relevant Pedagogical Resources for Climate Change
The suite consists of teaching resources that
Use local data (Local Context)
Include team-based activities (Collaboration)
Enable the exploration of various possible solutions (Interactive Learning)
Reveal the interaction between different components of the system (Systems Thinking)
Facilitate the determination of suitable policies (Leadership Skills)
For sample teaching resources,
The entire collection of teaching resources, including tools and teaching toolkits that integrate climate studies with curriculum in various disciplines and subjects, is available on our portal.
We welcome contributions to our collated suite of pedagogical tools. To recommend a relevant tool that you have developed, modified or used, please CONTACT us.