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Launch Event: NSI 07: Education in Times of Climate Change

On 6 October 2022 from 16h00 – 17h30 (CEST/SAST), NORRAG is organising a launch event for the seventh edition of NORRAG Special Issue (NSI) entitled “Education in Times of Climate Change”.

NSI 07 addresses the question of how education is to equip learners to participate in climate action that would fundamentally disrupt existing problematic systems. This NSI has the potential to inform pedagogical praxis, co-learning, curriculum, climate action, policy formulation, frameworks for evaluating success, resourcing decisions and what we might consider educative acts for engaging with climate change and its multi dimensional uncertainties, risks and opportunities.

After an introduction by the guest editors, Distinguished Professor Heila Lotz-Sisitkaand and Professor Eureta Rosenberg from the Environmental Learning Research Centre, Rhodes University (South Africa), the authors of articles in NSI 07 will present global and national perspectives on the question of climate change and education. A panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. The launch event, which takes place online, is oriented towards researchers, policymakers, practitioners and advocates who are interested and engaged in education broadly, and education financing specifically.

Programme

Welcome

  • Dr Moira V. Faul, NORRAG

Introduction

  • Distinguished Professor Heila Lotz-Sisitkaand, Environmental Learning Research Centre, Rhodes University
  • Professor Eureta Rosenberg, Environmental Learning Research Centre, Rhodes University

Panelists

  • Professor John Holmberg, UNESCO Chair in Education for Sustainable Development
  • Professor Rosa Guadalupe Mendoza Zuany, Universidad Veracruzana
  • Professor Aaron Benavot, University of Albany-SUNY
  • Dr Justin Lupele, Beehive Associates
  • Mr Sidney Muhangi, Rhodes University and visiting scholar at University of Nottingham
  • Dr Christina Kwauk, Kwauk and Associates and fellow at the Centre for Universal Education
  • Dr Sarah Van Borek, Rhodes University

Q&A with the Audience and Closing Remarks

  • Dr Moira V. Faul, NORRAG

About NSI 07

Climate change is not a new issue for education, but new levels of consensus and concern are emerging, suggesting that new policy developments may follow, with hopefully a stronger connection to the educational opportunities, challenges and inequalities around the world and in particular in the Global South. Just how this is to be done in education at all levels, is not always clear. Educators in diverse fields need to do and share a deeper analysis of climate change education needs around the world quite urgently in order to inform policy formulation, the evaluation frameworks for success, and resourcing decisions.

NSI 07 English edition consists of 28 articles written by 75 authors from 22 countries in all continents, which aim to highlight global and national-level experiences and voices. Perspectives are included from young scholars, early career educationists and development practitioners, as well as internationally renowned practitioners and academics who have devoted their careers to sustainability and educational change.The Special Issue is composed of eight sections:

  • Part 1: Overview Perspectives
  • Part 2: Expanding Learning and Agency Across Boundaries
  • Part 3: Transforming Learning, Activism and Relating
  • Part 4: Engaging Diverse Knowledges in Climate Change Response
  • Part 5: Young People and the Call for Climate Action
  • Part 6: Children’s Voices in Climate Action
  • Part 7: Transforming Higher Education for Sustainable Futures
  • Part 8: Inclusive, Responsive Educational Transformations in Service of Sustainable Futures

To familiarise yourself with the content of NSI 07 prior to its launch in July, please have a look at the brochure and table of contents at the link below.

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