Climate Change Integrated Education Model: Building Adaptive Capacity for the Next Generation (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Lao PDR)
|Project Summary||It is an undeniable fact that the world today is experiencing serious problems such as the worsening condition of the environment, slump economic productivity and disintegration of social infrastructures. These problems may be attributed to the effects of climate change and other related factors, which are directly and indirectly caused by human activities. If awareness level among the population remains low and if the government won’t take appropriate holistic action, then it is possible to head to irreversible direction towards environmental disaster. However, there is still hope in reversing this phenomenon through relevant and responsive education. Education is still the most powerful tool to initiate change and to building adaptive capacity, transform and empower the community especially the young people. |
This project on Climate Change Integrated Education is aimed to integrate climate change issues across learning areas in the basic education curriculum with the end goal of learners studying and solving real world issues, informing and developing them to be responsible enough to manage their own future without compromising the sustainability of the earth’s resources. Therefore, there is an urgent need for the involvement of the teachers, educators and curriculum specialists to design a learning curriculum to present the real world issues (i.e. climate change issues) to the learners in its real context not only in the classroom but also outside the classroom, hence this Climate Change Integrated Education model.
|Project Leader||Mr. Julito C. ALIGAEN |
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Education Center for Science and Math (SEAMEO RECSAM)
|Countries Involved||Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Lao PDR|
|Scientific Thematic Area||Climate Change and Climate Variability|
|Project Duration||1 year|
|APN Funds (US$)||40000|
|Year of Completion||2012|
|Project Output||Aligaen, J. (n.d.). Climate Change Integrated Education: A Model for Lifelong Learning System. Retrieved June 11, 2014, from http://www.academia.edu/2937128/Climate_Change_Integrated_Education_A_Model_for_Lifelong_Learning_System|
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