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This online resource has been developed specifically (but not exclusively) for practitioners who provide in-house or external training in climate change adaptation strategies/action plans, or on how ...

This online resource has been developed specifically (but not exclusively) for practitioners who provide in-house or external training in climate change adaptation strategies/action plans, or on how to effectively incorporate climate change adaptation into existing planning processes.

The information will be of relevance to both public and private sector organisations, and may be of particular interest to those involved in spatial planning, environmental and sustainability policy, emergency planning and corporate strategy within:

Regional and local government
Central government departments and their agencies
NGOs and research organisations, including climate change partnerships
Businesses and service providers that are required to meet reporting requirements under their national Climate Change Acts

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  • Online Training Resource: Climate Adaptation Guidance Notes
  • Guidance Notes: Audience This online resource has been developed specifically (but notexclusively) for practitioners who provide in-house or externaltraining in climate change adaptation strategies/action plans, oron how to effectively incorporate climate change adaptationinto existing planning processes.The information will be of relevance to both public and privatesector organisations, and may be of particular interest to thoseinvolved in spatial planning, environmental and sustainabilitypolicy, emergency planning and corporate strategy within:• Regional and local government• Central government departments and their agencies• NGOs and research organisations, including climate change partnerships• Businesses and service providers that are required to meet reporting requirements under their national Climate Change Acts Climate Adaptation Deborah Davies, Carlo Aall, Eli Heiberg, 2012Online Training Resource
  • Guidance Notes: Training the Trainers Climate change and the mediaWhile this is not a teacher training service, it is worthhighlighting that some of the fundamental challenges andbarriers to effective climate adaptation stem from howinformation is communicated.Drawing upon Malcolm Knowles Assumptions of Motivationin Adult learning (1970, 1984) we consider how a range ofadult learning methods and strategies (andragogy), can beaddressed in a workshop setting. We believe incorporatingthese premises of adult learning motivation will aid trainers indelivering their own bespoke training events. Climate AdaptationOnline Training Resource
  • Guidance Notes: Training the Trainers Andragogy: Techniques and strategies best suited to the way adults learn1) Needing to know the reason for learning somethingNeed to Know Why!While extreme events can provide a catalyst for change, some of the more subtle but pervasiveimpacts of climate change may not generate the same sense of vulnerability because the effects arenot truly understood, are perceived to be many years away, or perceived to be global and generalrather than local and specific.The misconceptions about climate change are numerous.WNRI/Vestlandsforsking sets out to address and bridge the knowledge gap. However, simplyconveying information, data, and facts is not enough. Information alone may not change behaviour oralter misconceptions. It is also important to acknowledge the range and diversity of values that drivedecisions. Consequently for climate change and climate adaptation to become integrated into policy,the facts need context, they need to be brought to life. Climate AdaptationOnline Training Resource
  • Guidance Notes: Training the Trainers Andragogy: Techniques and strategies best suited to the way adults learn2) Experience provides the foundation for learning.When running workshops it is important to take a constructivist approach, namely to understand thatall learning is filtered through pre-existing knowledge and experience. As such, the most successfulworkshops are those that actively engage participants in the learning process, and encourage them toshare their background knowledge and skills, rather than require them to receive informationpassively.Cognitive Mapping Techniques: for example brainstorming exercises, can be useful tools for groupwork exercises allowing participants to draw upon and share personal experiences as well as worktogether towards a common understanding and definition of a problem. They can help highlight themulti-faceted nature of the vulnerabilities being explored.Field trips: these can provide new experiences, illustrating case study experiences, first hand andprovide networking opportunities for future collaboration beyond the workshop setting. Adults are mostinterested in learning subjects having experience in work and more experiences in life.The basis oflearning activities is experience, which clearly shows that adults have better experience.Read more: http://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/difference-between-andragogy-and-pedagogy/#ixzz1sCKFBWiv Climate AdaptationOnline Training Resource
  • Guidance Notes: Training the Trainers Andragogy: Techniques and strategies best suited to the way adults learn3) Adults are most interested in learning subjects that have immediate relevance to their work and/orpersonal livesOne of the key dilemmas in the climate change and climate adaptation discourses is the issue ofrelevance. Again, issues of scale and long time frames can make the need to respond more remoteand removed from the current context. So how can information and engagement be transformed inaction and behaviour? Different contexts and different groups will require and prefer various sorts of information and in thefield of policy-making this may be sector specific. Of course the problem does not end withidentifying which information is relevant; how the information is presented, particularly methods ofconveying uncertainty, will be critical too. These issues are addressed in the modules of this trainingresource. Climate AdaptationOnline Training Resource
  • Guidance Notes: Training the Trainers Andragogy: Techniques and strategies best suited to the way adults learn4) Adult learning is problem-centred rather than content-orientedClimate change adaptation is highly contextualised - no single adaptive approach can provide aneffective solution for all contexts. As such, the development of adaption solutions lends itself naturallyto our innate problem solving natures. However even if people feel capable of responding, they maynot know what action to take.To be a truly ‘useful’ experience for learners, any adaptation workshop needs be more than a conduitfor delivering content. Using tools, such as case studies or a ‘lens’, in a workshop setting, movescontent from a theoretical to applied context. Engaging learners in applying these tools to their ownareas of concern can; demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of a system, highlight any benefitsand short-comings of adaptive measures, and raise awareness of the risks of maladaptation. Climate AdaptationOnline Training Resource
  • Guidance Notes: Training the Trainers Andragogy: Techniques and strategies best suited to the way adults learnIn order for successful climate adaptations to occur a holistic Power Point presentationsapproach needs to be taken. Annotated Photo StreamsWith this in mind, a diverse range of case study materials Postershave been developed to accompany this online training Outline for Exhibitionsresource to help enhance engagement with in the workshop In-depth Texts (reports etc)environment and illustrate the possibilities within climate Schemesadaptation. Maps Figures and Statistics Podcasts and Videos Case Studies Contacts and Further Links Climate AdaptationOnline Training Resource
  • Guidance Notes: Training the Trainers Andragogy: Techniques and strategies best suited to the way adults learnThis is a sample workshopdesign for introducing andtesting scenarios, developedby the Carnegie Trust UK aspart of their toolkit for ‘UsingScenarios and FuturesThinking’. Carnegie Trust UK, 2006. Climate AdaptationOnline Training Resource
  • Guidance Notes: Training the Trainers Andragogy: Techniques and strategies best suited to the way adults learnJust as adaptation measures have a much betterchance of being appropriately planned, accepted, andmaintained if they originate in a process that involvesstakeholder, and engages them in a meaningfulprocess.So too, workshops on climate adaptation need toengage participants in a very real and relevant way. Climate AdaptationOnline Training Resource
  • Guidance Notes: Training the Trainers Links to recommended sitesThese sites provide useful guidance for future/ new trainers inthe field of Climate Change Adaptation.UNESCO Workshop Planner (useful for new trainers)www.unesco.orgFAO The Principles and Methods of Trainingwww.fao.orgUNEP Training Techniques Guidewww.financingcp.org/docsTrainingTechniquesGuide.pdf Climate AdaptationOnline Training Resource