Focus Group and Narratives Report

Findings From Focus Groups

The document entitled ‘Youth Narrative and Voice; principles for effective climate, energy, and environmental education in Alberta’ was prepared by Alberta-based staff of the non-governmental organization Climate Outreach, on contract to the Alberta Council for Environmental Education, using focus groups to capture youth’s thoughts and feelings. The 33 page report…

  • Summarizes key findings from workshops with urban and rural Alberta students and teachers (pp. 8-10)
  • Suggests successful narratives that educators can use to reassure and motivate younger or older students (pp. 15-16)
  • Is full of heartfelt and moving quotes by youth as they discuss what they want to learn about (pp. 19-22), and talk about their future (pp. 23-28)
  • Is informed by focus group results, our 2020 polling of 500 Alberta youth, and a 2020 literature review
  • Suggests ten education principles that we’ve used to create our Roadmap to excellent climate change education.

 

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