Teaching Climate Change - Hybrid Compact Seminar

08/10/2024 - 15/03/2025 | Online & Nantes, France | teff Event

Are you interested in the creation of didactic tools (for upper secondary school) & a critical analysis of your own teaching experience?

Sign up now for our hybrid compact seminar “Teaching Climate Change”!

Who can participate?

  • student teachers (during their Bachelor, Master or PhD programmes)
  • teacher trainees 
  • in-service teachers

**PLEASE NOTE: the tool used in the seminar is designed to teach 15-18 year-old pupils (upper secondary grades)**

What can participants expect from the seminar?

Since we are expecting participants from all over Europe, the entire seminar will be held in English.

As a hybrid compact seminar, it will divided into threedifferent phases (partly online; see below), finishing with an on-site event in beautiful Nantes (France).

Over the course of the seminar, you will have the opportunity to:

  • learn how to introduce the topic Climate Change to pupils;
  • analyse an existing teaching tool and its use in European classrooms;
  • create your own material to teach Climate Change in your classroom;
  • exchange your experience with teaching Climate Change with international participants;
  • reflect on your own experience and be inspired by others' experiences and teaching.

Who is organising the seminar?

Within the teff project (teff-academy.eu), colleagues from Nantes University / Inspé Nantes  (France), have developed this seminar based on previous experience and the aim to make Climate Change a significant topic in classrooms across Europe.

When and where does it take place?

As a compact seminar, the seminar is divided into 3 phases:

1st phase 

(online training)

October 8 & 9, 2024

two half-days of training online (Zoom), each from 3-6pm (CET)

During the online training, we will present to you an existing teaching tool for tackling the problem of climate change and analyse its possible use in classrooms together.

2nd phase 

(testing period)

testing-period from November 2024 until February 2025

During the 2nd phase, you can then use said tool for your own classes or create your own tool (on the basis of observations and/or with analysis tools we will introduce to you).

You will put together material and testimonials from your own classrooms (i.e. productions of your pupils, a short class video or a few lines about your experience, …) and send it to the colleagues in Nantes before the 3rd phase.

**Please note** For this phase, you will need a class/group of pupils to implement a lesson or a short lesson series (e.g. your own class or a class you're interning in). You will need to arrange this yourself; if you are having trouble with this, please contact us before you register and we will see what we can do. It is also possible for a teacher and a student teacher to sign up as a team!)

3rd phase 

(on-site meeting)

March 14 & 15, 2025 (Friday 2-5pm (CET) to Sat 9.30 - 12.30am (CET))

two half-days in Nantes (France) of feedback/reflection/sharing material

The 3rd phase will take place on-site in Nantes; here, we are going to analyse the material you handed in in phase 2. 

Together and supported by analysis tools, we will reflect on everyone's teaching experience and learnings: Did your implementation enable pupils to think critically? What did they learn? etc.

Register now!

There are only 20 places in this seminar, so make sure you register as soon as possible!

Please register here until June 30, 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact: Annette.Schmehl[at]univ-nantes.fr

**Please note** Expenses for travel and accomodation are covered for ~2 participants from the following institutions (teff partners):

  • University of Florence
  • University of Helsinki
  • Linnaeus University
  • Kungshögsskolan Ljungby School & Lacko Internationella Grundskola AB
  • KU Leuven
  • KOGEKA School
  • University of Murcia
  • University of Nantes
  • Oslo Metropolitan University
  • Saxion University of Applied Sciences
  • Utrecht University
  • Academie Tien

If you belong to another institution, you can of course still participate (if capacity allows), but will need to finance your stay in and travels to Nantes yourself.

We are looking forward to working on a better future with you!