Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Kulmala, Markku
Organisation University of Helsinki
Project title Learning of the competencies of effective climate change mitigation and adaptation in the education system
Decision No. 340791
Decision date 19.01.2021
Funding period 01.02.2021 - 30.11.2024
Funding 502 386
Project description
In this study, we examine what are the competencies needed in the society to efficiently mitigate and adapt to climate change and how these competencies are learned and taught throughout the education system. Climate expertise is urgently needed in all sectors of the society. We propose that in active collaboration with the state-of-art research, education system as well as society, optimal learning moments are created and climate competencies are learned. In collaboration with atmospheric scientists, climate modellers, educational scientists and psychologists we study optimal learning moments in project-based learning, research-practice partnership as well as online learning environments among youth. As a result, we propose systemic changes to the education system to better teach and learn the climate competencies and develop new tools for youth to learn climate change competencies.