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Climate Change Education and Research

Environmental Education Research has just released a free-to-access collection on climate change education and research, at

This new issue contains the following:

Climate change education and research: possibilities and potentials versus problems and perils?
Alan Reid

Identifying effective climate change education strategies: a systematic review of the research
Martha C. Monroe, Richard R. Plate, Annie Oxarart, Alison Bowers & Willandia A. Chaves

Significant life experiences, motivations and values of climate change educators
Rachel A. Howell & Simon Allen

The influence of personal beliefs, friends, and family in building climate change concern among adolescents
Kathryn T. Stevenson, M. Nils Peterson & Howard D. Bondell

Probing into the sources of ignorance: science teachers’ practices of constructing arguments or rebuttals to denialism of climate change
Asli Sezen-Barrie, Nicole Shea & Jenna Hope Borman

Development and validation of the anthropogenic climate change dissenter inventory
Andrew P. K. Bentley, Heather L. Petcovic & David P. Cassidy

Climate adaptation education: embracing reality or abandoning environmental values
Marianne E. Krasny & Bryce DuBois

Geographical process or global injustice? Contrasting educational perspectives on climate change
F. Waldron, B. Ruane, R. Oberman & S. Morris

Examining the relationship between middle school students’ sociocultural participation and their ideas about climate change
Emily Hestness, J. Randy McGinnis & Wayne Breslyn

Exploring the essential psychological factors in fostering hope concerning climate change
Christine Jie Li & Martha C. Monroe

Broadening epistemologies and methodologies in climate change education research
K. C. Busch, Joseph A. Henderson & Kathryn T. Stevenson

Key questions about climate change education and research: ‘essences’ and ‘fragrances’
Alan Reid

Towards a terrestrial education: a commentary on Bruno Latour’s Down to Earth
Tristan Gleason

Learning to teach climate change as if power matters
Joseph A. Henderson

There's more at the journal on this topic via:

Environmental Education Research cover
link to journal

Alan, Thank you so very much for your leadership in bringing this all to publication and for posting here all the papers with the links to access them! You've made a major contribution to all of our efforts. Now it's up to us to make time to read/digest and thoughtfully use and build on this work.
The first paper I read made me wonder whether it would be useful to have a few Webinars -- including a couple of paired papers in each -- to generate discussion among practitioners and researchers. I'd love to hear from others re how we may best be able to use eePro to deeply understand and build on this work.
What do YOU think? Please, all of you, share your ideas with all of us.

Many thanks for everyone's appreciative comments on this collection. A few quick thoughts:

1. I'm sure the authors would welcome an opportunity to do a webinar or some such - their contact details are on each paper. I saw Kathryn, Martha, Joe, Kristen, Danielle, etc. at NAAEE this year, perhaps with the Research and Evaluation eePRO group (I'm one of the moderators) we could explore developing a co-hosted series with them to get things started, and reach out to some of the international contributors to the collection too?

2. The previous issue to 6 of Environmental Education Research also contained a set of papers on CC Ed:
While not free-to-access entirely, these may also be good for a series, or a profile/guest blog post, etc., e.g. on the bicycle model, and non-school based approaches exemplified there?

With issue 6 too, these may help with updating the eeRESEARCH portal - e.g. as a filter/category given the timeliness of this topic? Or to supplement/update the eeWORKS effective strategies entry?

3. Kartikeya's session in Lexington on the Action for Climate Empowerment consultation coordinated by CEE India, could be used to channel people's thoughts and recommendations based on research, evaluation and scholarship too - - also, the timeline there may work for a webinar and a joint submission from this eePRO group?

4. Perhaps a bigger goal could be to work with those involved in the UNFCCC's dialogues, e.g., and the focal point, e.g., - e.g. on what goes into Education Day at the COP meetings - a topic covered in the editorial to issue 6.

Looking forward to hearing other thoughts and reflections, and how we could work together to create a plan for action on this?

Thanks for starting this thread, Alan. A couple responses to your latest directly above:

1. I'm happy to help with this. Note that Andrea Drewes and I, along with many co-authors, have a book coming out early next year that's a blend of research and practice stories on the US context. Book will be at AERA and a note that Oren Pizmony-Levy and I are organizing a high-level "Presidential Session" on CCE there too. AERA leadership is paying attention to this (finally!), so FYI there.

2. A bunch of us co-authored a foundations piece over at Ed. Studies journal to try to scope out some of the basic CCE research terrain. Might be a useful place to start for some here:

3/4. It'd be very cool to coordinate some kind of international effort here. The book I mentioned above is only focused on the US context because that's what we're most familiar with. But there's a broader project to be had here, IMO. Happy to help.