Slovenian society of geography teachers invites to
2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “Climate change“
The aim of the international conference is to provide the participants with an opportunity to exchange their experiences and reach for ideas and novel approaches to teaching geography or any other school subject when focused on Climate change and the Adaptation to the Climate change.
Teachers and others are invited to present their examples of good practice and discuss their experiences on the topic of Teaching about climate change and the adaptation to climate change. We welcome presentations about different teaching strategies and innovative approaches, about fieldwork and the use of ICT – all focusing on different ways to encourage both the student’s and the teacher’s creativity. Because majority of the schoolwork is done in the classroom, we will especially appreciate the case studies of lessons in the length of maximum two school hours. Similarly important are case studies of the teacher’s support of the students’ participation in managing climate change and the adaptation to them in their local community or school district as these help to actively integrate the youth in their local community and the social environment.
A line-up of invited speakers from Slovenia and abroad will highlight the importance of understanding climate change and the incorporation of such topics into the school curriculum. The international conference offers all the participants an opportunity to exchange experiences and to socialize and mingle with other geography teachers and with teachers of similar sciences.
The participants with the presentation and the paper will get the Certificate with accordance to the Article 20. č, and other participants with active participation in the minimum length of 16 hours, will get the Certificate with accordance to the Article 19 of the Slovenian Rule book of promotion for teachers.
At the conference, the following sub-themes will be addressed:
- Transport – use of public transport, limitation of transport;
- Agriculture and food – agricultural production, draught, local food, food self-supply;
- Energetics – sustainable resources, effective use, limitation of consumption;
- Biotic diversity – species extinction, invasive species;
- Manufacturing and consumption – responsible consumption, “less is more”, circular economy;
- Water circle – floods, water resources;
- Circle of life – tourism and travel, free time;
- Migrations – refugees, daily migrations;
- Waste management – dangerous waste, “no waste”, garbage dumps, waste incinerators plants.