Date(s) - 08/02/2024
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Context, frameworks and principles for addressing the climate and ecological crises with students in the classroom and beyond.
All teachers need clear contexts and frameworks for talking about climate and biodiversity loss with students in our schools. This session will outline the institutional and moral contexts for climate communication in schools, including government strategy and student demand, and its interconnections with safeguarding. Informed by research in education and psychology, the session will guide teachers of all subjects through how to become part of the crisis response, developing clear principles for how to talk about climate in the classroom. From speaking about collective action to choosing the right language of repair, there are plenty of ways that teachers can build their confidence in managing questions and relevant climate content through the course of their regular teaching. This session will also be relevant to wider school staff who interact with pupils, and will enable all participants to develop effective tools to help students confront their rapidly changing world.
Suitable for all school staff who work with students: teachers, subject leaders, senior leaders, assistants, etc.
Dr Megan Murray-Pepper is an English teacher and sustainability educator, with 10 years’ experience in independent schools in London and Oxford. Within the school context she has driven sustainability initiatives both operational and curricular, working closely with students and senior staff to devise practice and initiate change. She delivers training to school staff on the context-specific inclusion of climate and ecological content in the curriculum, and appropriate frameworks through which to address these complex issues as they arise in the classroom. Megan is also a ‘Climate Cafe’ facilitator in the local community, with training from the Climate Psychology Alliance.
Phoebe Mortimer is an English teacher and KS3 Leader, working at Cheney School, a large comprehensive in Oxford. She is also the Sustainability Lead for the River Learning Trust, where she is responsible for devising a strategy for embedding sustainable practices across nine secondary schools and supporting a network of school sustainability leads to implement it.
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