UCL - Teaching climate change and sustainability

25 Figure 3: Use of outside the classroom activities to support climate change and sustainability teaching, across selected subjects and levels of teaching.15 Visits to environmental/ conservation areas or centres Visits to museums or science/ technology centres Participation in arts-based activities Participation in citizen science Participation in awards (e.g., John Muir awards) Participation in projects with your local community Participation in projects to improve your school's sustainability or environment Participation in school decision-making Participation in political advocacy or activity (e.g., public speaking or writing to an MP) Encourage your students to take their learning home to their families None Other 29.4% 30.9% 32.9% 25.4% 26.1% 28.4% 30.6% 20.2% 20.3% 21.6% 20.2 15.6% 15.2% 17.0% 16.2% 16.9% 12.9% 16.5% 15.0% 11.7% 26.3% 31.4% 26.6% 21.5% 53.0% 67.5% 53.8% 49.5% 32.4% 43.8% 32.9% 30.3% 18.3% 21.1% 17.3% 16.6% 53.2% 62.9% 55.5% 50.8% 14.8% 8.8% 12.7% 17.9% 4.7% 3.6% 5.2% 3.6% All responses Currently teaching science: Yes Currently teaching geography: Yes Currently teaching at secondary level: Yes Respondents who currently teach at the secondary level reported less use of most outside the classroom activities when compared with those not teaching at secondary level, except for those who teach geography (Figure 4). This includes: less use of visits to environmental/conservation areas or centres; less use of visits to museums or science/ technology centres; less participation in arts-based activities; less participation in projects with local communities; less participation in projects to improve their school’s sustainability or environment; and less participation in school decision-making. 15 The figure covers responses from those who answered the array of questions (487 respondents), and those who also reported currently teaching geography (194 respondents), currently teaching science (173 respondents), and currently teaching at secondary level (307 respondents); these numbers reflect those who reported teaching the subject or level and who also answered this array of questions.