Webinar: "Building a Culture of Resilience through Education"
Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
Children and youth witness and experience natural disasters in increasing numbers and intensity. This webinar will explore the curriculum, learning and teaching implications of helping children and youth to become active agents in preventing, mitigating and better coping with natural disasters. It will highlight practical ideas and examples of disaster risk reduction (DRR) education in school and community characterized by child/youth participation and leadership. The webinar will also explore how environmental education can contribute to disaster risk reduction and vice-versa. Participants will be invited to share their own practice and experience in empowering children and youth to help foster a resilient school and community.
David Selby is Founding Director and Fumiyo Kagawa is Research Director of Sustainability Frontiers, a new not-for-profit international organization with offices in Canada and the UK. (See http://www.sustainabilityfrontiers.org.) They are authors of Disaster Risk Reduction in School Curricula: Case Studies from Thirty Countries (UNESCO/UNICEF, 2012) and the teacher education and classroom activities online package, Climate Change in the Classroom: UNESCO Course for Secondary Teachers on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (UNESCO, 2013). Their new book, Sustainability Frontiers: Critical and Transformative Voices from the Borderlands of Sustainability Education, will appear later in 2013.
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