Hope and a Big Dose of Reality: Teaching Climate Action

As we begin to see the effects of climate change, with storms, flooding and sea level rise, educators are finding ways to bridge optimism and reality in the classroom.

This article, from the Spring 2022 edition of Ako journal, is written by Veronika Meduna and includes interviews and stories from kaiako, tangata whenua, scientists, policy-makers and ākonga.

It explores a range of important issues and questions, including inequity in climate impacts and adaptation, responses and support for schools and kura, along with advice about teaching resources and approaches that embed climate learning within all areas of the curriculum and the lives of tamariki.

“You can’t teach about climate change effectively without bringing in issues of power, social justice and connection to the whenua.”

- Conor Twyford, NZEI Te Riu Roa

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