Teaching Climate Change to students aged 11 to 15 MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)
Course will be open for 5 weeks from 22 February
Post Primary Level

Where does Climate fit within the Curriculum/Specification?  What is Climate Change?  Why teach it?  This free three week online course will help you answer all these questions and more.

The MOOC has three modules and  will be open for 5 weeks from 22 February.

Module 1 looks at  What is Climate Change, where does it fit in the curriculum/specification and why teach it.
Module 2  examines how we measure Climate Change and its effects.  We also look at climate data, where we can get it for the classroom and how it can be analysed.
Module 3 explores how we can mitigate against Climate Change

Do this course from the comfort of your own home and in your own time within the 5 weeks.  It should take about 2 – 3 hours each week to complete.

The current course will close at the end of March but will reopen on 7 June for a further 5 weeks.

Learning Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between weather and climate.
  • Investigate the causes and effects of climate change.
  • Collect and interpret Earth Observation satellite data.
  • Develop activities that engage your students in investigating and communicating local climate issues and solutions.
  • Collaborate with other teachers to develop your teaching practice and use of climate change as a context for curriculum learning.

The free course was developed by ESERO Ireland in partnership with ESERO UK and STEM Learning UK.  It will be run on the FutureLearn platform and will be moderated by educators in Ireland and the UK.

Register here

Notes:
This course is hosted on the FutureLearn social learning platform. The email address you give when you apply will be used to send you joining instructions and information about your course. Please make sure you can be contacted directly with this email address. You will be asked to create a FutureLearn account with the same email address you register, if you do not already have one.  By booking on this course you are consenting to your details being shared with FutureLearn under their Terms and Conditions for Invited Learners. By booking onto this course, you agree that your information will be held by FutureLearn and National STEM Learning Centre as data controllers in common, and your progress on this course will be monitored by STEM Learning