Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate Webinar Series, No. 6

Date: 16 Dec 2021
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Event Type: Webinar


16 December, 3-4:30pm GMT

This webinar explores where and how climate change can be incorporated into the curriculum of higher education institutions.

Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate Webinar Series, No. 6

Climate change in higher education: a curriculum topography approach

Speakers: Professor Tristan McCowan (University College London)

Chair: Dr Jackline Nyerere (Kenyatta University)

Respondent: Dr Rebecca Schendel (Boston College)

Learning about climate change is widely recognised as an important outcome for higher education students. Yet it is unclear how best to incorporate it into the curriculum, whether as a stand-alone module, through infusion across courses, interdisciplinary provision, informal activities or a more radical upheaval of the learning environment.

This webinar explores these crucial issues for contemporary higher education. There will be a presentation of the 6th Climate-U working paper “Climate change in higher education: a curriculum topography approach” by Tristan McCowan, followed by a response by Rebecca Schendel, Q&A and plenary discussion.

Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate is a three-year Global Challenges Research Fund project. Bringing together partners in Brazil, Fiji, Kenya, Mozambique and the UK, it explores the role that locally-generated higher education initiatives can play in addressing climate change. For more details about the Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate project, please visit our website, or follow us on Twitter @ClimateUniv.

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