Climate Change and STEM Education in Classrooms

Abstract of the Project

As can be understood from the conferences organized by the United Nations (UN) in the last 30 years and the reports they published, climate change is the most important environmental issue faced by each individual. Education has been targeted as a method to solve this problem as concerns about climate change are increasing. While education raises awareness about climate change, it enables individuals to change behavior, values and attitudes and helps individuals successfully adapt to various social and environmental impacts of climate change.

Climate change education, which aims to improve the education system to combat climate change, is a basic approach that develops the knowledge of climate change among students studying at primary, secondary, university and graduate levels. The purpose of climate change education is; climate literate individuals who understand the basic principles of the climate system, know how to evaluate scientifically reliable information about climate, make informed decisions that can minimize the effects of climate change, and act in a way that will help ensure sustainable societies.

Learning through education continues throughout life, creating permanent changes in the individual, independent of time and place. Nowadays, distance learning has left its place to e-learning. The most important element of success in virtual education is human resources educators and managers.

New technologies reveal online learning that enables teaching processes to move beyond teacher-centered physical environments. With the use of computers and the internet, uninterrupted online training started to be provided. The best known of these educational applications that support the mass learning process are called Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).

Project Goals

  • To improve the digital lesson planning skills of educators working in secondary schools on climate change by 55%.
  • To increase the competence of the project participants on climate change education by 35%.
  • In accordance with the Climate Change Education approach,
  • courses on climate and climate change will improve participants’ interdisciplinary skills by 40%.
  • With the e-learning platform to be prepared with the project partner institutions, approximately 600 secondary school teachers will be provided with climate change training.
  • It will increase the ability of educators to prepare pedagogies and effective materials suitable for the climate change education approach by 40%.

Project Results

  • Creating na E-Learning Platform – To obtain the information and skills essential to design and implemente MOOC platforms, Capable of incorporating digital technologies into educational courses through na interdisciplinary approach.
  • Creating a Climate Change Course Scenario Book – The objective of this project is to develop lesson plans that incorporate subjects related to climate change into classroom instruction.


Erasmus + Program (European Union)

Project Reference



03/10/2022 to 02/10/2024


24 months


  • Lucimar Dantas
  • Carla Galego
  • Bruno Lino
  • Ana Cunha


  • International IT College of Sweden (Sweden)
  • Sustainable Innovative Practices Association Turkey (Turkey)
  • Universidade Lusófona (Portugal)
  • Osnovna Skola Petra Preradovica (Croatia)
  • GO! SO De Vesten (Belgium)
  • Mezitli Merkez Ortaokulu (Turkey)