David Selby and Fumiyo Kagawa’s article, ‘World as “Lasting Storm”: Educating for Disaster Risk Reduction’ appeared in the Summer 2013 number – the 100th number – of Green Teacher. The article overviews the field of disaster risk reduction education (DRRE) and explores how DRRE fits within the landscape of environmental education. It is accompanied by descriptions of six learning activities (grades 5-12). To read the article, click here. For the article abstract, click here.
As follow-up, David and Fumiyo are to lead a 20 February 2014 Green Teacher webinar, 7.00-8.00pm Eastern Standard Time.
Children and youth witness and experience natural disasters in increasing numbers and of growing intensity. This webinar will explore the curriculum, learning and teaching implications of helping children and youth to become active agents in preventing, mitigating and better coping with natural disasters. It will highlight practical ideas and examples of disaster risk reduction (DRR) education in school and community characterized by child/youth participation and leadership. The webinar will also explore how environmental education can contribute to disaster risk reduction and vice-versa. Participants will be invited to share their own practice and experience in empowering children and youth to help foster a resilient school and community.
For more details and to register for the event (no charge), click here