Climate change education as a means to protect the planet : a review of the relevant literature

Mavuso, M.P. and Khalo, X. and Kafu-Quvane, B.P. and Olawumi, K.B. (2022) Climate change education as a means to protect the planet : a review of the relevant literature. e-BANGI: Jurnal Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan, 19 (3(SI)). pp. 179-191. ISSN 1823-884x


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Climate change is a worldwide phenomenon and it is a great concern to all countries as it brings about a global warming climate system that affects human behavior. South Africa, like other countries, is severely affected by climate change. Although attempts are increasingly made to integrate climate change into school curricula, teachers have challenges in preparing and implementing climate change lessons. This study, therefore, sought to review literature related to the integration of climate change education in the school curriculum and to identify the strategies teachers use when integrating climate change education in teaching and learning. The study adopted a literature review approach and a comprehensive electronic search for relevant literature was done using Google Scholar search and springer which led to the discovery of a research article suitable for the study. Three African countries Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa were selected as case studies. It emerged from the literature that although governments of South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya, are making concerted efforts to raise climate change awareness and education, there appear to be no clear strategies for teachers to use when integrating climate change education into their lessons. What appears is that these countries are concerned about the effects of climate change and are attempting to achieve its integration in the school curriculum. The study concludes that attempts to address climate change in these countries are made although with varied strategies and paces.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Climate change education; Curriculum; Framework; Teaching and learning; Integration
Journal:e-Bangi ; Jurnal Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan
ID Code:20353
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:27 Oct 2022 03:25
Last Modified:02 Nov 2022 03:08

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