Education Information: Conference on Women Safety and Sustainable Environment  |  Trending: Adaptive Leadership in Times of Crisis  |  Teacher Insights: 'Lab in a box' projects for home learning  |  Policy Indications: A global collaboration to move AI principles to practice  |  Science Innovations: Translating lost languages using machine learning  |  Science Innovations: Scientists develop ‘mini-brains’ to help robots recognise pain & to self-repair  |  Health Monitor: Ayurvedic Postnatal Care  |  Parent Interventions: Online learning ergonomics: Keep your child engaged and strain-free  |  Parent Interventions: Cow’s milk protein intolerance risk factors   |  Parent Interventions: Safe sports for kids during Covid-19  |  Parent Interventions: E-modules increase provider knowledge related to adverse childhood experiences  |  Technology Inceptions: ICMR validates ‘COVIRAP' by IIT Kharagpur   |  National Edu News: India progressing rapidly towards the goal of indigenously made Supercomputers  |  Best Practices: “Aditi Urja Sanch” Unit at CSIR-NCL, Pune  |  Reflections: What Really Matters  |  
May 09, 2019 Thursday 02:17:48 PM IST

Teaching Climate Change to Students Improves Environmental Concern of Parents

Teacher Insights

Teaching children climate change helps in making parents more concerned and aware about environment issues, according to an US study.

The findings are based on a two-year study of 240 students and about 300 parents done by North Carolina State University. Students were given lession in mapping data and also taken for field trips to experience changes effected due to global warming. Another set of students were not given any lessons on climate change or field trips. Both groups had their parents evaluated before and after the experiment and it was found that higher level of student learning about cimate change by involvement in demonstration and protests led to influencing of views of their parents on these issues.


The findings have important implications about how educational policies can be changed to include climate change and environmental protection in the school curriculum which in turn will have a deeper impact on society through better awareness generated among parents.

Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0463-3


Comments