RCE Bogota - 2018

TEACHER TRAINING IN EDUCATION FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
Basic Information
Title of project : 
TEACHER TRAINING IN EDUCATION FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Bogota
Contributing organization(s) : 
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - CLIMATE CHANGE DIRECTION
UNIVERSIDAD DE CIENCIAS APLICADAS Y AMBIENTALES , MASTER ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Name: 
MARÍA MERCEDES CALLEJAS R.
Organizational Affiliation: 
Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales
Format of project: 
manuscript
Language of project: 
Español
Date of submission:
National Policy on Climate Change
At what level is the policy operating?: 
National
Geographical & Education Information
Region: 
Americas
Country: 
Colombia
Location(s): 
Bogota
Address of focal point institution for project: 
Avenue Boyaca # 66a-61 Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales
Ecosystem(s):
Target Audience:
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
In Bogota, the process of urbanization, it has accelerated, not only due to industrialization, even because there are complex political and social reasons such as poverty and violence, which have motivated migration from the countryside the city throughout the twentieth century, determining an exponential growth of population in urban areas and the establishment of belts of misery in their surroundings. The disappearance of Wetlands in the city and deforestation of the eastern hills, are environmental problems as well as air pollution due to vehicular and industries that pollute with their chimneys.
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
To contribute to the development of a sustainable society by integration and cooperation with national and international community for the climate change education, through teachers training that promote learning about the environment in the area of Bogota initially, but will gradually expand their activities to broader urban areas
Contents
Status: 
Ongoing
Period: 
June, 2018
Rationale: 
Although the country has a very low share in total global emissions, it has been occupying an important place in the top countries that emit the most greenhouse gases due to changes in land use and deforestation. "Colombia can be described as a country with low Threat and Average Levels of Sensitivity and Adaptive Capacity, which, however, due to the multiplicative effect of the relationship, combined generate a High Vulnerability to Climate Change." A commitment from Colombia, in terms of adaptation to climate change, is to strengthen the public education strategy on climate change. The policy proposes to define education strategies to achieve a cultural transformation with respect to climate change and ecosystem services. Teacher training is a meaningful step in order to achieve appropriate changes in education, aiming the sustainable development for our country.
Objectives: 
Establish lines of research on climate change for teacher training, in accordance with environmental and educational policies
Generate participatory and decision-making processes that promote critical and reflective thinking about the environment
Promote the development of action research projects in schools based on context problems related to climate change
Evaluate the participation of the educational communities and the changes produced in their knowledge and environmental practices
Activities and/or practices employed: 
Include climate change issues in teacher training curricula
Development of strategies and instruments for research climate change
Integrate different areas of knowledge for the identification of problems related to climate change
Create strategies to link educational communities to climate change projects
Educate about climate change from problem situations, proposals from the territorial scenarios, to articulate the reality of the context with the purposes of scientific training.
Size of academic audience: 
10 teachers and 350 students
Results: 
Lines of research on climate change for teacher training
Development of action research projects in schools based on context problems related to climate change
Proposed solutions to the problems of climate change product of the participation and creative thinking of the educational community
Identify potentialities of the territory from the environmental, economic, social and cultural.
Promote a critical and reflective look on the environmental processes that is taking place in his school, in favor of his professional development and the successful inclusion of current issues such as climate change.
Lessons learned: 
Recognize the opportunities and strengths of the territory to generate spaces for training around climate change
Relationship to other RCE activities: 
Environmental forums
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 
Direct
SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts 
Direct
Theme
Curriculum Development 
Direct
Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development – Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 2 - Transforming learning and training environments 
Indirect
Priority Action Area 3 - Building capacities of educators and trainers 
Direct