Web-Quest challenges for young people to develop their knowledge about climate change
The current changes in the planet’s climate are transforming the world. The last two decades included 18 of the warmest years on record, and extreme weather events, such as forest fires, heat waves and floods, are becoming more frequent both in Europe and elsewhere. Scientists warn that without urgent action, global warming is likely to exceed 2°C above preindustrial levels by 2060, and could even be as much as 5°C by the end of the century. Such a rise in the global temperature will have a devastating impact on nature, bringing about irreversible changes to many ecosystems and a consequent loss of biodiversity. The EU is determined to help raise global ambition and is leading by example. The EU is one of the signatories to the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to well below 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C.
The objectives of the project are:
- to build the capacity of front-line youth workers to use bespoke challenge-based learning approaches – Digital Breakouts – in their everyday activities and to build their capacity to develop their own Digital Breakout challenge based learning resources;
- to provide a comprehensive range of climate-change focused Digital Breakouts to inspire young people to find meaningful solutions.
The Intellectual Outputs of the project are:
- In-service Training Programme
- A bespoke compendium of Digital Breakout resources
- A PLANet B Online course (MOOC)
Target groups (youths and youth educators) will benefit from receiving innovative and quality training, increase their awareness regarding climate change and develop educational competences such web-quests and online learning.