High-quality scientific and education resources
Climate change education necessarily requires a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses subjects from both natural (physics, chemistry, biology, geology, etc.) and social sciences (geography, economy, etc.). The OCE follows the publication of the IPCC reports with education resources for teachers that are cost-free, multilingual and royalty-free.
The resources proposed by the OCE and his partners include inquiry-based learning activities, such as investigation-based activities, project-based learning, role-playing games, debates, etc. These resources aim at promoting action and positive thinking, keeping in mind the social issues that are inherently linked to climate change adaptation and mitigation challenges.
They are thus adapted to local contexts and they are tested in pilot classes in different countries before being published.
Professional development and support for teachers
Depending on the target public and needs, the OCE proposes professional development actions focusing on scientific content, societal issues, classroom practices or project management. They can take the form of pedagogical training in physical presence with immersive situations, distance learning, conferences, field visits (schools, laboratories, industries, eco-centres, etc.) or methodological support to enable the emergence of local educational projects.
The OCE further organises seminars, summer schools or symposiums, bringing together teachers, professional development providers and researchers, in order to promote experience sharing and communication between the different members of the network.
Operational projects in the field
Thanks to its expertise in educational engineering and project engineering, the Office for Climate Education pilots or participates in several implementation projects in various regions: in France, Europe, Latin America, etc.
These projects aim at deploying educational actions on climate change in schools, based on the training and support of teachers, the dissemination of adapted educational tools, the coordination of scientific, associative and institutional actors, and the involvement of local communities.
Supporting education policy-making
The Office for Climate Education offers support to institutions in charge of designing and defining public policies for climate change education: adaptation of school curricula, integration in teacher training, national deployment strategies, etc.