Thank you to everyone who joined us for this webinar on 1 October 2022. A certificate of attendance is available in the Downloads section at the bottom of this webpage.
Education Exchange: Climate education through partnerships
As we head towards COP27, the global summit which will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, we are looking at the way different countries and segments of the population are affected and responding to the challenges.
Many people believe international partnerships are difficult to achieve, but in this webinar, our panel of global educators will be discussing their virtual partnerships and how they have collaborated with projects focusing on climate education.
As the world slowly starts to open up again following the Covid-19 pandemic, we will discuss ways that an international partnership can support the delivery of climate education in the classroom.
About the panel
This is a panel event, with speakers from around the world, followed by questions from the audience. Speaker details will be added to this page.
Colette Cotton is an international coordinator at a large primary school in the South East of the UK. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are embedded into the school’s curriculum, enabling pupils to work on collaborative projects with schools across the world, with the current project linked to SDG 13: Climate Action.
Colette is a British Council Ambassador, supporting schools worldwide in their use of ICT and the SDGs. Through the British Council’s former Connecting Classrooms programme, she has visited or worked online with schools in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Czech Republic, Moldova, Sri Lanka, India, Jordan, Bangladesh, Taiwan and Tunisia. Colette recently visited and worked with schools in Sabah, Borneo Malaysia on STEM projects and SDGs.
She has written recent research papers for CCGL (Connecting Classroom Global learning) with UCL: ‘How can we ensure that global learning is sustainable in schools?’ and ‘Exploring a multi-country partnership through a ‘Zero Waste’ project’.
Colette's Twitter handle: @ColetteCotton
Aysha Wehbe is an English teacher and international partnerships lead at Ghobeiry 2 Public School in Beirut, Lebanon. She has supported her school to achieve the British Council International School Award on two occasions and has worked as a British Council Schools ambassador for the past 12 years. Most recently she has led a British Council international school partnership between her school and Ysgol Clywedog in the UK which has focused on raising students awareness climate change and sustainability education themes and issues.
Nicholas Brown is Head of Geography and international education lead at Ysgol Clywedog, Wrexham, UK. He has led his school’s British Council School Partnership with Ghobeiry 2 Public School (Lebanon) over the last two years and has a wealth of experience planning, managing and delivering international school partnership activities on climate change and sustainability education.
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