Climate Action in Primary Schools (CAPS): An Innovative STEAM Outreach Programme for Primary Schools
Climate Action in Primary Schools (CAPS) : An Innovative STEAM Outreach Programme for Primary Schools
Clare Education Centre is leading on the design, development and pilot of an innovative Outreach programme for primary schools based on climate change and action. The programme harnesses the arts as a foundation for a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) learning process on this complex and challenging area.
The overall goal of the CAPS programme will be to build climate action knowledge and capacity in primary teachers and pupils through creative, collaborative, critical, and innovative thinking about the causes and effects of climate change. Learning how to understand and deal with these issues, using the Arts as a launch pad to investigate, will promote attitudes of individual and collective responsibility towards planet Earth and develop environmental literacy in teachers and pupils alike. The programme will be piloted in a number of schools in County Clare in Autumn 2020.
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Participating Schools are: Scoil Mhuire, Ruan, St.Mochulla's NS, Tulla, Kilrush NS, Knockanean NS, Ballina Primary School and Caherea National School.
Lessons to be delivered live via online platform
Short Overview: A STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) Climate Action programme in which the child, teacher and facilitator explore the causes and effects of Climate Change, while engaging in seeking creative solutions to this growing problem.
Structure: Co-facilitated over 6 weeks via virtual means in 1.5 hour sessions (with a break). All resources (digital and physical) provided to the school. These will be posted to the school in advance and include a USB with digital resources for the teacher.
Overall Climate Action Challenge for the Course: We will use one overall challenge to frame the course and all the activities, so that everything in the individual lessons will reinforce the learning and contribute and combine to fulfil the final project.