Slides from the launch of the VSI on climate change education and research – COP23 – Bonn

COP23 Reid McKenzie CC Education Research 16 Nov 2017

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Start the week with climate change education and research

Education Day (16 November) at the 2017 UN climate change conference in Bonn (6 – 17 November 2017) sees the public launch of a Virtual Special Issue of the journal, Environmental Education Research, focused on climate change education research.

As a taster of the launch event and a stimulus for engaging with the papers in the Virtual Special Issue, Alan Reid has prepared a series of key questions about climate change education and research, hosted on https://tinyurl.com/ceer-vsi. Visit the link to read the Virtual Special Issue for free.

Running the gamut of why climate change education has emerged, where to look for critical analysis of practice, progress and new directions, and what research and researchers have to offer debates about capacity building, awareness, participation and action strategies discussed at COP23, the papers in the VSI and Alan’s questions are a timely and provocative call to reflection and action about climate change and education.

The launch at COP23 is led by Alan Reid (Editor) and Marcia McKenzie (Associate Editor) from the journal. Guest editors of the Virtual Special Issue, they are also editing a follow-on special collection of new research papers and analysis on climate change education, to be published in Environmental Education Research in 2018.

Join the conversation about the VSI and climate change education! Participate via:
facebook.com/eerjournal (link is external)
#COP23education
https://naaee.org/eepro/groups/climate-change-education

 

Start the week with the research strand at the World Environmental Education Congress

This week sees the start of the World Environmental Education Congress in Vancouver.

The research strand is focused on “Perspectives, Challenges and Innovations in Research”, and is being coordinated by senior members of the editorial board, Alan Reid and Nicole Ardoin.

There’s a fine mix of paper sessions, roundtables, posters, a full day research symposium on Monday 11th, and 4 mini symposiums throughout the congress. Most of the sessions will take place in West Meeting Room 110, or close by. The schedule is available at: WEEC-2017-Program research strand events-final. [updated 9 September]

Please note this is subject to last minute changes, please check the Congress website for latest information.

We are delighted to also be supporting the first full day research symposium at WEEC. This is being convened by Alan Reid and Marcia McKenzie, as a joint initiative between the journal and the Sustainability and Education Policy Network, while there’s a reception invitation from SEPN for Saturday evening, Sept 10th in the download above – please note it is 2017 not 2016 on the invitation: you won’t be a year late! Registration is required for the full day symposium and the reception.

Access the pre-readings for the research symposium at http://weec2017.eco-learning.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/WEEC2017-research-symposium-pre-readings.pdf

Find out more about the journal and SEPN at their booths at the congress.

We look forward to supporting the research community at these events, and interacting with you within and around the sessions!

Safe travels!

Alan, Nicole and Marcia

Start the week by registering for the WEEC2017 Research Symposium, Vancouver

This day-long Research Symposium at the World Environmental Education Congress 2017 will provide a range of insights and dialogues to focus our attention on questions of strategy and priority for environmental education.

The day will include plenary panels in the morning and afternoon, alongside participatory dialogues and a strategy workshop. The first half of the day will focus on trajectories of environmental education, through presentations and discussion that probe why the field of environmental education has become what it is, and where might it be heading. The second half of the day will focus on priorities for environmental education, through presentations and discussion that probe how to increase the contributions of research, policy, and strategy in advancing environmental education.

Short and provocative position papers from invited speakers will be pre‐circulated on the event themes. Registrants will be expected to have read the short position papers and come prepared to discuss them with their authors and other attendees.

Participation is limited to congress delegates and with no additional fee, with pre-registration required. Register for this thought-provoking symposium on the main congress registration site.

The Research Symposium is being co-organised by Marcia McKenzie, Director of The Sustainability Education Research Institute (SERI), and Alan Reid, on behalf of the research and evaluation strand of WEEC2017, with sponsorship from The Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN) and Environmental Education Research.

http://weec2017.eco-learning.org/community-outreach-workshop/

Tips on Thursdays – know someone who needs a research award?

There aren’t many awards in this field, but NAAEE does have some, including an “Outstanding Contributions to Research in EE” category.
Find out more on how to nominate – and of course, eligibility criteria – at the Research and Evaluation group eePRO group (you may need to join eePRO to see this):
You can read about the award and past winners at:
… and may spot some notable gaps in that list – a spur to nominate perhaps? Deadline is tight – 4 August!
PS if this category doesn’t quite fit, there are others, and other award schemes out – use the comments area to share those?