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 current and future citizens to initiate positive action in mitigating the effects of and reversing climate change through pedagogical intervention and science communication modules.
To achieve the overall objective, we are –
collating a suite of Teaching Tools
creating a suite of Lesson Plans
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.
Our aim is to ensure that these teaching resources
Have the options to 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)
"Our Pedagogical Resources are Locally Rooted, Culturally Appropriate, and Globally Relevant for Climate Change"
- Integrating Climate Change Education Across the Curriculum in Resonance, 24(9), 1025-1028
- Educational strategies to achieve global awareness of Climate Change and its impact in World Meteorological Organization e-library WMO Global Campus Innovations publication
- Climate Change Education Across The Curriculum in Climate Change and the Role of Education (Eds. Leal Filho, Walter, Hemstock, Sarah L. Springer Series Climate Change Management)