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Climate Literacy

A New Horizontal Theme in Adult and Vocational Education: the more we know the more we can do!

By now, we all know the inconvenient truth about climate change: it’s here, and its impact is huge. But there is little use in dwelling on the past, or even the present. It’s tomorrow that interests us. A tomorrow with sustainable communities, which will not make the same mistake twice. It’s up to all of us to build that new sustainable society. So it’s mandatory that we start by making people aware of how their actions impact the Earth. We must fully understand what our footprint really is. Only then we can start doing things differently and create a Climate Literate Society.

In short, we believe that the society would benefit if people:
•    understand how our climate works
•    know how to distinguish fact from fiction
•    talk about climate in a meaningful way
•    make informed and responsible decisions

The 3 main project objectives are:

1. Raise the level of climate literacy
Modern pedagogical approaches, implemented through various modules focusing on topics such as rational energy management and use, have been identified to be vital for this project. Mini-games are an important component of the overall strategy.

2. Develop new learning strategies and techniques
Observation, analysis and experimentation with the applied methods, in an effort to assess their impact and channel efforts on the most effective ones, is an integral part of the process of developing new learning strategies and techniques.

3. Encourage people to engage in energy-saving practices
Through these methods,  the project aims to steer people to form communities which will function on the basis of sustainability and smart use of energy. By sharing experiences and best practices, we aim at helping informed people to increase their willingness to activate others to become more sensitive about their ecological footprint.

Test your knowledge about the climate! Are you already a real climate expert? Do the test!

This test takes approximately 15 minutes.

Technopolis is the coordinator of this project. Together with our partners we will work on this project during the following 2 years.




This project has received funding from the European Union's Erasmus+ Programme (Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training) (2015-1-BE02-KA202-012274). This webpage reflects the views of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which might be made of the information contained therein.



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