In February, the TROP ICSU team visited Bhutan to facilitate a workshop for teachers and educators. A 2-day workshop for school teachers and university lecturers was conducted in collaboration with the Center for Disaster Risk Reduction and Community Development Studies (CDRR &CDS), College of Science and Technology, Royal University of Bhutan and the Commission on Education and Outreach, International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior (IASPEI)—an association of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), which is a partner of the TROP ICSU project—at Thimphu, Bhutan, on February 14 and 15, 2019.
Sixty-six teachers and educators from various disciplines attended the workshop. The workshop participants were introduced to the usage of digital teaching resources in the classroom and to the idea of integrating climate science/climate change-related topics with existing curriculum. They also provided critical feedback on the existing teaching resources from the pedagogy perspective.
On 20 December 2018, a one-day workshop for Mathematics and Statistics teachers was held at IISER Pune, India. This event focused on lesson plan development and was attended by 21 undergraduate-level teachers from various colleges in Mumbai, India. During the workshop, the participants discussed ideas and developed outline lesson plans for the integration of climate topics with existing curriculum in their disciplines.
On 28 January 2019, a one-day workshop for teachers of the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Economics was held at Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi, India. This event focused on lesson plan development in these specific disciplines and was attended by approximately 40 undergraduate-level teachers from various colleges in New Delhi, India. During the workshop, the participants discussed ideas and developed outline lesson plans for the integration of climate topics with existing curriculum in their disciplines. The workshop also included participants from Mathematics, Computer Science, Commerce, Business Administration, and Elementary Education.
The Kolkata Climate Change Cell is a web-enabled and help-desk based resource center which brings together citizens from different professions. The citizens can take info about climate-friendly initiatives in Kolkata city.
A teaching module to learn about the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) by performing calculations and analyzing results for Tahiti and Darwin (Australia), and for the Huanghe River in China.
An e-learning course to understand the science of climate change, climate change-related challenges, and opportunities/solutions to address these challenges for the world, in general, and for China, in particular.