Pilot test for the Degree Course on Teaching Climate Change -2016
Students from nowadays will face most of the impacts of climate change, that’s why study plans should incorporate the necessary information to help students understand the processes related to the causes, consequences and solutions to this problem. Teacher training is one of the biggest challenges, so the Degree Course for teaching climate change is a rst eort which seeks to give teachers the knowledge and pedagogical tools to address this issue.
In 2015 the degree course pilot test was conducted with duration of 130 hours in a mixed manner with 90 hours of online work and 40 hours of face-to-face sessions. It was carried out with the support of the authorities of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in the premises of public high school “Erasmo Castellanos Quinto” and was attended by 21 teachers. The completion rate was 71%.
Test results conrmed the relevance of the proposal made for teacher training in teaching climate change.
Also it managed to foster interest in science through knowledge of climate change and the implementation of the investigatory model. The course was assessed positively by the participants, who felt that it brought them knowledge and cutting-edge elements to improve their teaching practices.
MARIO MOLINA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES ON ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT