S-Cool-Links is a safe online space where teachers can feel free to discuss topics like climate, climate change and climate education. By talking to each other, one can obtain new knowledge, but also create new knowledge together: knowledge relevant to your own context, but also knowledge that transcends the own local context. It provides a broader view on the challenges and solutions and helps to put your own reality into perspective.
Besides this form of peer-to peer support, VVOB ensures that inspirational material is provided on a regular basis, such as:
- Scientific articles about climate and climate change
- Useful supporting resources aimed at climate education
- Examples of successful climate initiatives in schools
- Opportunities to participate in trainings and courses organized by VVOB or other expert partners.
Already curious? Take a look at some of the resources:
- The world’s climate-stressed and pollution-degraded farming and agricultural system must shift quickly to sustainable practices to feed an additional 2 billion mouths expected by 2050, a new United Nations report finds.
- When we talk about climate change education, we talk about helping our learners to develop key knowledge, skills and values. This is an extract from an Irish resource developed by Trocaire. This resource focusses on primary education, but is also relevant to secondary education. For full resource, visit
- From July 2021 to December 2021, the OECD, UNESCO and Education International ran the Teaching for Climate Action initiative to gather teacher expertise on what makes a difference in promoting student agency and helping students to act and lead on climate matters. This document provides a summary of the main insights gathered during this initiative.
- Environmental education knowledge and awareness alone do not bring about large-scale societal change. However, education that includes opportunities for participation does bring about in-depth learning and behavior change. Read more about it in this document.
- The NPR/Ipsos national poll found that 8 in 10 teachers support to teach kids about climate change but in reality, less than half talk about climate change and 65% of the teachers say climate change is not related to the subjects they teach. This report in the link identifies 8 ways on how to teach climate change in any classroom.
- It is a common misconception that climate change education belongs in STEM-classes. In fact, any subject has the potential to integrate the topic of climate change. Arts, music, history, languages, you name it! But the question is: how do you integrate this topic in all these subjects? Well, Finnish environmental educator Pinja Sipari developed this open resource called 'Teacher's Climate Guide' where you can find a lot of information on the subject of climate change and plenty of inspiration, ideas and material to integrate the topic of climate change within your subject.
It is also possible to apply for a small funding to finance a climate project in your school. For the application form with its terms and conditions, please click here:
S-Cool-Links is funded by the Flemish government.
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