India is already experiencing extreme impacts of climate change, one of the biggest threats to life on Earth in this century. Yet for most of us, the realisation that the world stands at an edge remains latent and un-internalised. Catastrophic extreme weather events have been regularly wreaking havoc on India and most other nations, leading to enormous destruction of lives and property and huge economic losses. Even as we struggle to make sense of these, are we — as individuals, communities, and countries — doing enough to combat the climate crises? Be it the cyclone Amphan, floods in Andhra Pradesh, climate change-induced attacks by locust swarms, or wildfires ravaging our forests – these incidents are interconnected and all point to anthropogenic activities. Worryingly, such events now occur across the world much more frequently and intensely. 

ABOUT THE COURSE

Keeping in mind this huge existential threat that the Earth faces, it becomes inevitable to make climate change discussions a part of classroom interactions and pedagogy. It is important to internalise the threat we face, so that we can relate to it better, and work more proactively towards finding solutions. With this objective, this four-week course has been exclusively designed for teachers in schools. It will:

  • Add to and build up their understanding and knowledge of climate change -- its science, politics and impacts. 
  • Offer them ideas, tools and methodologies for more effective classroom teaching of the subject of climate change 
  • Bolster their confidence to facilitate classroom discussions on the subject within their own local contexts 
  • Provide a platform for learning from experiences of a cohort of teachers and other professionals in the field 

COURSE FORMAT

The course will include classroom briefings and presentations by subject experts, special lectures, classroom discussions, suggested online readings and audio-visual content. It will be spread over four weeks and is designed to be self-paced so that attending teachers do not feel undue pressure

BROAD COURSE LAYOUT

  • Fundamentals of climate change
  • Impacts of climate change
  • Climate change negotiations
  • Adaptation and mitigation
  • Some contemporary issues – net zero, sinks, equity, carbon budgets

DURATION: May 30-June 25, 2022

A CSE E-Certificate of Participation will be awarded to all participants who complete the course successfully.

Course Coordinator:

Tushita Rawat
tushita.rawat@cseindia.org 

Please write to the course coordinator for any queries.


India is already experiencing extreme impacts of climate change, one of the biggest threats to life on Earth in this century. Yet for most of us, the realisation that the world stands at an edge remains latent and un-internalised. Catastrophic extreme weather events have been regularly wreaking havoc on India and most other nations, leading to enormous destruction of lives and property and huge economic losses. Even as we struggle to make sense of these, are we — as individuals, communities, and countries — doing enough to combat the climate crises? Be it the cyclone Amphan, floods in Andhra Pradesh, climate change-induced attacks by locust swarms, or wildfires ravaging our forests – these incidents are interconnected and all point to anthropogenic activities. Worryingly, such events now occur across the world much more frequently and intensely. 

ABOUT THE COURSE

Keeping in mind this huge existential threat that the Earth faces, it becomes inevitable to make climate change discussions a part of classroom interactions and pedagogy. It is important to internalise the threat we face, so that we can relate to it better, and work more proactively towards finding solutions. With this objective, this four-week course has been exclusively designed for teachers in schools. It will:

Add to and build up their understanding and knowledge of climate change -- its science, politics and impacts. 

Offer them ideas, tools and methodologies for more effective classroom teaching of the subject of climate change 

Bolster their confidence to facilitate classroom discussions on the subject within their own local contexts 

Provide a platform for learning from experiences of a cohort of teachers and other professionals in the field 

COURSE FORMAT

The course, which is completely online, encourages self-study and has been designed in a way to help participants study the resource material in a structured manner over the four-week period. Participants will be provided with learning materials each week — presentations, case studies, excerpts from publications, articles and videos. Online interactions with climate change experts will also be part of the course, and assessment will be done through online quizzes. 

CSE will award a Certificate of Participation to all course participants.   

DURATION: January 24-February 19, 2022 

Course Coordinator:

Tushita Rawat
tushita.rawat@cseindia.org 

Please write to the course coordinator for any queries.


INTRODUCTION:

India – with its vulnerable ecology, diversified economic base and environmentally degrading  activities – was continuing on its growth path until COVID – 19 brought all activities, be it economic,  educational, social, to a halt. The days of the lockdown brought some benefits – emissions reduced  as a result but how sustainable are the benefits?  

In a climate-risked world, the reaction time to achieve net-zero emissions is 30 years at best. How  then can we keep emerging environmental issues, front and centre, and engage the youth in the  environmental discourse? 

To bridge the gap, CSE’s online course will educate participants on the interlinkages between  various themes of the environment and make them more aware about the science and politics of environmental issues. This, we hope, will stimulate them to question the prevailing developmental  patterns, lifestyle, and governance systems, especially given today’s context. 

ABOUT THE COURSE 

The course comprises self-study and has been designed in a way to help the participants  study the resource material in a structured manner during the two-week period. Given the limited time, topics covered will be Air, Mobility, Energy, Climate Change, Water and Waste. Participants will be provided learning material such as presentations, videos, real-world  case studies, etc. Quizzes, based on the course material as well as webinars to address participants’ queries will also be part of the course. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

●  To help participants acquire knowledge to understand sustainable development issues and environmental policies & practices 

●  To educate participants on the interlinkages between various themes of the environment 

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE AWARDED WITH A CERTIFICATE ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE.

Course Coordinator:
Tushita Rawat
Environment Education Unit
Centre for Science and Environment
Email id:tushita.rawat@cseindia.org
Mobile: 09899790938

 


ABOUT THE COURSE

The course will educate participants on the interlinkages between various subjects, such as sciences, social sciences and languages with the themes of environment. The course comprises self-study and has been designed in a way to help participants study the resource material in a structured manner during the four-week period. Participants will be provided learning material such as presentations, videos, real-world case studies, etc. Quizzes and assignments will also be part of this course. An orientation webinar will also be organised to introduce the course and answer queries that the participants may have.  

Background:

As per the Supreme Court order (November 22, 1991) and directive (December 18, 2003), study of the environment has been made a compulsory component of the curriculum. National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) also prepared a syllabus for all classes, for Grades 1 to 12, on environment education, in line with the Constitution of India.

The gap however still remains to be filled, as far as environment education is concerned. Environment remains a peripheral issue in the formal schooling system and continues to be viewed more as an extracurricular activity and less as a subject with a priority position in the national curriculum.

Learning Objectives:

  • To introduce the multidisciplinary approach to environment education
  • To integrate environment in daily classroom teaching (online as well)
  • To help participants acquire knowledge and skills to understand the issue of climate change and environment in today’s world

Expected Outcomes

  • Teachers will be easily able to integrate the quizzes they take in their classroom teaching
  • Action-oriented GSP Audit tasks will become easier as clear pathways are shown on how to integrate them into their syllabus
  • Sharing of experiences by teachers from various Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) with the common vision of an environment conscious world will lead to collaboration and new ideas

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE AWARDED WITH A CERTIFICATE ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE.

Course Coordinators:

Tushita Rawat
Environment Education Unit
Centre for Science and Environment
Email id: tushita.rawat@cseindia.org
Mobile: 9899790938

Neeraj Kumar
Environment Education Unit
Centre for Science and Environment
Email id: neeraj.kumar@cseindia.org
Mobile: 9716281849


ABOUT THE COURSE

The course will educate participants on the interlinkages between varied subjects like sciences, languages etc. with the various themes of environment. The course comprises self-study and has been designed in a way to help participants study the resource material in a structured manner during the four-week period. Participants will be provided learning material such as presentations, videos, real-world case studies, etc. Quizzes and assignments will also be part of this course. An orientation webinar will also be organized to introduce the course and answer queries that participants may have.  

Background:

As per the Supreme Court’s order (November 22, 1991) and directive (December 18, 2003), study of the environment has been made a compulsory component of the curriculum. National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) also prepared a syllabus for all classes from 01 to 12, on environment education, in line with the Constitution of India.

The gap however still remains to be filled, as far as environmental education is concerned.

Environment remains a peripheral issue in the formal schooling system and continues to be viewed more as an extracurricular activity and less as a subject with a priority position in the national curriculum.

Learning Objectives:

●        To introduce the multidisciplinary approach to environment education

●        To integrate environment in daily classroom teaching (online as well)

●        To help participants acquire knowledge and skills to understand the issue of climate change and environment in today’s world

Expected Outcomes

●        Teachers will be easily able to integrate the quizzes they take in their classroom teaching

●        Action-oriented GSP Audit tasks will become easier as clear pathways are shown on how to integrate them into their syllabus

●        Sharing of experiences by various KV schools with the common vision of an environment conscious world will lead to collaboration and new ideas

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE AWARDED WITH A CERTIFICATE ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE.

 

Course Coordinators:

Neeraj Kumar   
Environment Education Unit
Centre for Science and Environment
Email id: neeraj.kumar@cseindia.org
Mobile: 9716281849


Tushita Rawat
Environment Education Unit
Centre for Science and Environment
Email id:tushita.rawat@cseindia.org
Mobile: 09899790938


ABOUT THE COURSE

The course will educate participants on the interlinkages between varied subjects like sciences, languages etc. with the various themes of environment. The course comprises self-study and has been designed in a way to help participants study the resource material in a structured manner during the four-week period. Participants will be provided learning material such as presentations, videos, real-world case studies, etc. Quizzes and assignments will also be part of this course. An orientation webinar will also be organized to introduce the course and answer queries that participants may have.  

Background:

As per the Supreme Court’s order (November 22, 1991) and directive (December 18, 2003), study of the environment has been made a compulsory component of the curriculum. National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) also prepared a syllabus for all classes, from grades 1 to 12, on environment education, in line with the Constitution of India.

The gap however still remains to be filled, as far as environment education is concerned.

Environment remains a peripheral issue in the formal schooling system and continues to be viewed more as an extracurricular activity and less as a subject with a priority position in the national curriculum.

Learning Objectives:

●        To introduce the multidisciplinary approach to environment education

●        To integrate environment in daily classroom teaching (online as well)

●        To help participants acquire knowledge and skills to understand the issue of climate change and environment in today’s world

Expected Outcomes

●        Teachers will be easily able to integrate the quizzes they take in their classroom teaching

●        Action-oriented GSP Audit tasks will become easier as clear pathways are shown on how to integrate them into their syllabus

●        Sharing of experiences by teachers from various Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) with the common vision of an environment conscious world will lead to collaboration and new ideas

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE AWARDED WITH A CERTIFICATE ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE.

Course Coordinators:

Srishti Jha
Environment Education Unit
Centre for Science and Environment
Email id: srishti.jha@cseindia.org
Mobile: 9811678426


Tushita Rawat
Environment Education Unit
Centre for Science and Environment
Email id:tushita.rawat@cseindia.org
Mobile: 09899790938


 ABOUT THE COURSE

The course will educate participants on the interlinkages between various themes of the environment. The course comprises of self-study and has been designed in a way to help the participants study the resource material in a structured manner during the four-week period. Participants will be provided learning material such as presentations, audios and videos, real-world case studies, etc. Quizzes and assignments will also be part of this course. An orientation webinar will also be organized to introduce the course and answer queries that participants may have.   

Background:
As per the Supreme Court’s order (November 22, 1991) and directive (December 18, 2003), study of the environment has been made a compulsory component of the curriculum in all educational agencies in the country. National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) also prepared a syllabus for all classes from 01 to 12, on environment education, in line with the Constitution of India. 

The gap however still remains to be filled, as far as, environment education is concerned. Environment remains a peripheral issue in the formal schooling system and continues to be viewed more as an extracurricular activity and less as a subject with a priority position in the national curriculum. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • To introduce the multidisciplinary approach to environment education
  • To help participants acquire knowledge and skills to understand the issue of climate change and environment in today’s world
  • To integrate environment in daily classroom teaching 

Target Audience: 

  • Teachers from all subjects and teaching different class levels
  • Freelancer/Professionals from NGOs working in the education sector in India 

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE AWARDED WITH A CERTIFICATE ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE. 


Course Coordinators:


Preeti Bathla

Environment Education Unit
Centre for Science and Environment
Email id: preeti.bathla@cseindia.org
Mobile: 9818900764

Neeraj Kumar
Environment Education Unit
Centre for Science and Environment
Email id: neeraj.kumar@cseindia.org
Mobile: 9716281849


 ABOUT THE COURSE

The course will educate participants on the interlinkages between various themes of the environment. The course comprises of self-study and has been designed in a way to help the participants study the resource material in a structured manner during the four-week period. Participants will be provided learning material such as presentations, audios and videos, real-world case studies, etc. Quizzes and assignments will also be part of this course. An orientation webinar will also be organized to introduce the course and answer queries that participants may have.   

Background:
As per the Supreme Court’s order (November 22, 1991) and directive (December 18, 2003), study of the environment has been made a compulsory component of the curriculum in all educational agencies in the country. National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) also prepared a syllabus for all classes from 01 to 12, on environment education, in line with the Constitution of India. 

The gap however still remains to be filled, as far as, environment education is concerned. Environment remains a peripheral issue in the formal schooling system and continues to be viewed more as an extracurricular activity and less as a subject with a priority position in the national curriculum. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • To introduce the multidisciplinary approach to environment education
  • To help participants acquire knowledge and skills to understand the issue of climate change and environment in today’s world
  • To integrate environment in daily classroom teaching 

Target Audience: 

  • Teachers from all subjects and teaching different class levels
  • Freelancer/Professionals from NGOs working in the education sector in India 

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE AWARDED WITH A CERTIFICATE ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE. 


Course Coordinators:


Preeti Bathla

Environment Education Unit
Centre for Science and Environment
Email id: preeti.bathla@cseindia.org
Mobile: 9818900764

Neeraj Kumar
Environment Education Unit
Centre for Science and Environment
Email id: neeraj.kumar@cseindia.org
Mobile: 9716281849