New Resources for Schools and Community Groups

New toolkit launched to help children deal with climate change uncertainty  

  • Sussex researchers launch free toolkit on teaching pupils to be comfortable with uncertainty  
  • Resource to help pupils face complexity of the climate crisis without feeling overwhelmed   
  • Education pack is launched on day that University of Sussex announces research groups behind it as official ‘Centres of Excellence’  

A team of researchers at the University of Sussex have today (Wednesday 12 July) published a free toolkit for teachers to educate and help school pupils to manage uncertainty in modern life, with a particular focus on climate change. 

The toolkit, called ‘Creating with Uncertainty: Sustainability education resources for a changing world’, includes teaching resources, activities and films for teachers at both primary and secondary schools.  

The toolkit, which can be accessed here via the University’s Open Access publishing platform, will support students in becoming comfortable with issues that are uncertain or ambiguous and to engage them philosophically and practically to work towards a more sustainable world.  

Alongside the written education pack, the project team has also released seven accompanying films featuring school workshops and interviews with academics, teachers and students to help teachers consider how to teach the topic.