Next Gen Climate Ed - What's new for you?
Last week I jumped into MIT's Festival of Learning to check out the latest thinking on educating the next generation. Lots of inspiration - as well as challenges! Very encouraging that MIT is looking to revise its first-year undergraduate experience for the first time since 1964 (see here).
Many of the insights from the "Faculty Lightening Round" (representing all 5 of MIT's schools) can be applied to climate education. The "flipped classroom," for example, seems even more relevant to climate education than ever - encouraging students to get teachers' lectures outside the classroom (most likely online) and devote in-person time to working with other students to apply knoweldge to solving problems that are meaningful to them. I also ran into Professor David McGee whose Terrascope seminars for freshmen are an outstanding model of putting students in charge of their own learning, in community. Terrascope's "big issue" this year is climate change.
What's new in your neck of the woods? What courses, semiars or workshops do you think could help us make a quantum leap to climate action faster, with greater impact? I noticed on bulletin boards around MIT two that definitely fit that bill
Let the ClimateX community know what you're spotting in your area!