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Experts want ‘action oriented’ climate change learning: podcast

While the revised national curriculum allows Australian students to learn more about climate change, education experts say teachers need more support to deliver it effectively.

According to Kim Beasy, a curriculum and pedagogy lecturer at the University of Tasmania, the new curriculum is a ‘step change’ which features climate learning more explicitly and across different areas.

However, climate change can also be difficult to teach as it requires specific expertise and can be a sensitive topic for students, meaning teachers need increased support outside of the classroom. 

"We can't rely on teachers only, we need specialised community partnership to support teachers and engage students with some 'action oriented' learning."

Beasy joined Education Review to discuss climate change, the national curriculum and the need to increase community support.

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