Climate Change Education
Dr Mercer and Dr Kythreotis are currently working on a project that assesses the potential for higher education (HE) students to engender greater public participation and climate action amongst school pupils through the creation of educational games. The study develops a new approach to climate change education (CCE) and education for sustainable development (ESD) whereby HE geography students become co-producers of climate knowledge and action through creating, playing and delivering games in a life-cycle approach. The research will culminate in a university outreach programme led by university students that will see an interdisciplinary team forging important links with school teachers and school students. It is expected that the results will enhance the CCE and ESD capacities in schools, colleges and universities, adding new insights into climate education and pedagogy into the 21st century.