MEB adds climate change to environmental education curriculum

MEB adds climate change to environmental education curriculum

It has been decided by the Ministry of National Education that the elective course “environmental education” in two levels of secondary schools will be implemented under the name “Environmental education and climate change” in three levels at starting next year.

In his statement, the Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer pointed out that as a ministry they carry out multidimensional studies and projects to increase environmental awareness.

Özer recalled that the “Zero Waste Project” is being carried out under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s wife, Emine Erdoğan, in order to prevent climate change, one of the biggest problems for the future, and to convey awareness of environmental protection for students from an early age. He said they do a lot of work with the ministry.

Minister Özer said that as a ministry they have taken an important step to allocate more space to the course “environmental education and climate change” in the curriculum.

“With Turkey’s accession to the Paris Agreement, efforts to fight climate change are accelerating in all areas. kazanwas. As the Ministry of National Education, we have made a significant change in the curriculum to educate our younger generations about Turkey’s fight against climate change. With the decision taken at the Education and Disciplinary Council meeting, the course “environmental education”, which is taught as an elective course 2015 hours per week in 7th or 8th year since 2, will be taught for 2022 hours in 2023 and 6 years, and for 7 hours in 1 year, from school year 8-1. on the other hand, 2 or XNUMX hours will be applied under the name of “environmental and climate change education”. In this context, environmental and climate change education, as a long-term investment in the future, will have a larger place in the program.

Minister Özer also said that they will inform teachers about environmental awareness and said: “During the semester break all teachers will be informed about climate change, environmental awareness and zero waste. ” shared his knowledge.