World Climate Delivers Deep Learning

June 25, 2015 by Juliette Rooney-Varga

16946413666_565ebbdb0a_kFor years, we’ve had a hunch that the World Climate Exercise delivers deep learning about climate change and often motivates participants to action. Now, thanks to support from the US National Science Foundation, we have data that show just how effective this experiential learning tool is.

Here are three key findings from our research conducted by UMass Lowell’s Climate Change Initiative (Dr. Juliette Rooney-Varga), Climate Interactive, and our independent evaluator (Dr. Kenneth Rath):

These results were drawn from research that took several approaches, including:

We will be explaining the methods and results of our work in more detail in several forthcoming manuscripts.

NSF results

To learn more about the case for integrating climate change into curriculum and why it can be so difficult to understand and teach check out this video:

If you are interested in leading the World Climate Exercise, please join us in the World Climate Project, which is disseminating this tool to people worldwide ahead of the COP21 Paris climate change negotiations.

Get involved in our evaluation effort: