Course title:Change the Change

Subject & Sort Description

“Climate Change as a Challenge for Adult Education”



Changing the climate change towards an environmentally friendly economy and society is a challenge for all citizens. Find here information on aspects of climate change as well didactic inspirations.

What is the course about?

Climate change and ecological challenges are old-new topics with many facets. Changing the climate change towards less CO2 production and an environmentally friendly energy supply beyond burning fossil fuels requires a fundamental transformation that will affect the lives of all citizens. Understanding the changes, coping with change and changing them democratically is also a challenge for adult education.

To whom is it addressed?

The online course is aimed at trainers/teachers and citizens who are interested in the topic. The information and the didactic part are especially for adult educators who work with so-called non-privileged citizens. This means mainly people with a migration background, the unemployed or precariously employed, members of ethnic minorities, all with low qualifications and low income.

What topics are covered?

The material includes content parts and didactic suggestions with exercises that can be used in adult education. Readers will find contributions on the history of climate change, on controversies about whether it is caused by human activities, on phenomena such as water and water wastage, on natural disasters such as floods and fires, and on ways out at the level of individual behaviour through waste recycling.

The course also offers modules on method learning: making and using photographs to “read and create the image of climate change”, combining social work and political education as an approach to reach non-privileged adult citizens, and instructions on how to create and maintain a MOOC.

Sure, climate + change is a broad topic that encompasses many aspects. There are others that would have deserved their own contribution to the online course. For example, one about the future of energy supply and how long the secure oil reserves will last. Another time…




  1. Introduction to the course

2.The greenhouse effect, the Paris Agreement and the world of tomorrow            6             

3.The management of waste     

4.Natural Disasters related to Climate Change

5.Critics of climate protection policy

6.Read and create the image of the climate change

7.Popular Opinion Leader (POL) model for behavior change

8.Reduce of water waste in non-privileged communities

9.What comes first: climate protection or social justice? Is there a conflict of goals?

10.An introduction to BioEconomics

11.Creating a MOOC