Mrs. Noor Mousa Al-BaghdadiICET Editor
Independent Consultant & Advocacy Specialist
A Short Bio / زانیاری کەسیی / سيرة ذاتية قصيرة :
Noor Mousa is an experienced communication and advocacy professional with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Nottingham. She has successfully led advocacy and campaign activities and currently leading on mutable research projects across Iraq. She has received several fellowships and awards, including the prestigious Chevening Award from the United Kingdom Government. Noor is currently pursuing an Executive Diploma in Public Policy from the American University of Sharjah.
Category / پۆلێن / الفئة :
Climate & Environmental Awareness / هۆشیاری کەشوهەوا و ژینگەیی / الوعي المُناخي والبيئي
Seminar Title / ناونیشانی بابەت / عنوان الندوة :
Promoting Climate and Water Education through Inclusive and Sustainable Practices: Strategies for Educators and Leaders in Iraq
Abstract / پوختە / الملخص :
Iraq is facing significant challenges related to water scarcity and climate change, making it crucial to educate the younger generations on these issues. The education system needs to adopt new approaches and methods to satisfy the needs and expectations of Generation Z and Alpha, who have access to vast amounts of information and are easily distracted.
This presentation will explore new teaching strategies that promote personalized learning, learner autonomy, and hands-on activities, with a focus on climate and water education. The session will discuss the importance of incorporating real-life competencies in the curriculum to help students understand the effects of climate change and water scarcity and encourage them to take action to mitigate them.
Additionally, it will highlight the need for teacher professional development and the role of school leaders in promoting inclusive and sustainable education. The presentation will provide practical examples of interactive classrooms, project-based learning, and student engagement in climate and water education. Finally, it will discuss the potential impact of such education on the future of Iraq and the region as a whole.
In Iraq, climate and water education has become a vital aspect of K-12 education. As we prepare for the 3rd International Conference on Education & Teaching (ICET) 2023, it is imperative to consider how schools can incorporate real-life competencies in their teaching and learning approaches, especially when it comes to climate action.
Effective educational leadership and management can play a crucial role in fostering a culture of environmental awareness and sustainability in schools. School leaders need to set an example by demonstrating a personal commitment to reducing their carbon footprint and integrating climate action into the school’s strategic plans and policies.
Schools can also implement initiatives such as creating a green team, reducing energy consumption, recycling, and incorporating sustainable practices into the curriculum. This can help students develop critical thinking skills and become responsible global citizens.
To achieve this, educational leaders and managers must be trained on how to incorporate climate action into their school’s decision-making processes, develop sustainable practices, and promote a culture of environmental stewardship. This training can help leaders build a climate-smart community in their school that focuses on innovation, adaptation, and mitigation strategies.
The session will be particularly relevant to educators, policymakers, and researchers interested in climate and water education, as well as those seeking to incorporate real-life competencies and sustainable practices into their teaching and learning approaches. It will provide an opportunity for participants to share their experiences, discuss challenges, and learn from best practices in the field.
Overall, the presentation will underscore the need for a shift in the education system towards more inclusive and sustainable practices, with a focus on climate and water education. By doing so, we can equip the younger generation with the necessary knowledge, skills, and values to address the challenges of the future, including those related to climate change and water scarcity, and build a more resilient and sustainable Iraq and region.
Keywords / وشە سەرەکیەکان / الكلمات المفتاحية :
Educational Leadership & Management, Climate and water education, environmental education