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Today’s talking point

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A MAJORITY of teachers (54 per cent) are in favour of teaching children to become involved in civil disobedience to campaign against climate change, a survey suggests.

Bristol University researchers questioned 626 teachers and found that 97 per cent believed climate change was caused by humans.

Lead author Professor Paul Howard-Jones said: ‘Despite being underrepresented in the national curriculum, climate change is something many young people feel passionate about. They have been inspired by Greta Thunberg . . . they have also seen the tactics of groups like Extinction Rebellion and many have become activists already. Our research indicates that teachers are prepared to support their activism through an action-oriented approach to climate change education.’

Where has the balanced approach to teaching gone? Will organisations like the Global Warming Policy Foundation be given a voice so that pupils see the whole picture?

Feel free to discuss this or anything else on your mind.

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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