Target GroupsThe "World Climate Teach-in Day" will reach a broad audience which consistes of:
- Secondary school students (Upper levels)
- University students of all subjects
- University lecturers and professors and
- Interested individuals
The approach used in the "World Climate Teach-In Day" is an inclusive one and welcomes all interested people to participate.
The event will give school teachers, university lecturers and their students the chance to examine some key climate-related issues. The Teach-ins are meant not only to provide information to students, but also engage them on discussions on how to solve the climate-related problems seen in their regions and in the action needed to tackle the challenges of climate change. By encouraging university students to debate climate issues, we will at the same time be motivating them to discuss ways to overcome climate problems.
Participant university staff/lecturers and teachers will be encouraged to engage their students in covering a set of 5 guiding questions pertinent to their discipline. They will be supplied with a list of suggested questions in advance and encouraged to distribute to their students in preparation for the discussions or to guide them.
By participating in this Teach-In, lines of discussion will be opened and students will be encouraged to discuss facts, problems and solutions to deal with the challenges of climate change. It is hoped that the "World Climate Teach-In Day" will inspire faculty, staff and students to become more aware seek ways to address the problems that contribute to climate change.
The "World Climate Teach-In Day" is the first of its kind in the world and follow the success of the "European Climate Teach-In Day" held in June 2009 and attended by over 12.000 school and university students in 55 countries. Participating university staff/faculty members will be able to access the information, which can be used lecturers lasting an average of 45 minutes. Short videos to open the discussion as well as some questions which may be posed to students and encourage a discussion on what they can do to behave in a more climate-friendly way, will be provided.
Thousands of students all around the world will discuss the climate crisis. This offers a powerful framework against which awareness can be raised and action can be encouraged.