Down, Lorna O
Author Affiliation, Ana.
How Climate Change Education is Influencing Pedagogy for Teacher Education
UNESCO Innovemos, Education Innovations Network for Latin America and the Caribbean
Date of Publication
Education for Sustainable Development has in general re-shaped the way we teach and learn at all levels. This case study highlights the way pedagogy for teacher education at the university level in the Caribbean has been significantly influenced by educating for sustainable development with a particular focus on Climate Change. Specifically, the case study details how pedagogy for teacher education becomes community-centred as in-service teachers are motivated and encouraged to attend closely to the environment. Consequently a new relationship between the university and the community is developed. Teaching and learning become ‘situated’ in community with both in-service teachers and community members teaching and learning from each other. There is an emphasis on active and participatory learning and on problem-solving as these teachers learn and are motivated to take action to address problems in the community. Paralleling and complementing the work in community are reflection and research. Equally important, there is the development of a global view and a heightened moral purpose which form the foundation for this approach.....