The challenges of the 21st century will require participatory and collaborative societies to meet them

Miriam Campos Leirós

Elementary teacher. Environmental educator. Teachers For Future Spain Coordinator

Miriam Leirós, primary school teacher. Environmental educator. Coordinator of Teachers For Future Spain. Collaborator in El Asombrario-Público in the Environmental Education section and in El Diario de la Educación. Miriam Leirós, primary school teacher. Environmental educator. Integrator of environmental projects in the formal classroom since 2014. Coordinator of Teachers For Future Spain, a group that develops eco-social action and awareness programmes. Collaborator in El Asombrario-Público in the Environmental Education section and in El Diario de la Educación. Author of the book of environmental stories “Los secretos de los cuentos clásicos”. Member of the group of Independent Experts of the Citizens' Climate Assembly. Participant in COP 25. Lecturer at the Ministry of Education, Menéndez Pelayo International University and Simo Educación, among others.

According to the latest IPCC report, the impacts of climate change will be irreversible. The impact will be uneven. We must learn to live with uncertainty and learn to build resilience. Through eco-social education, students can understand the problems of their environment: their neighbourhood, its urban, natural and social problems. They must also understand the interrelationship between the habitat and the interdependence of resources and cohabiting beings and seek solutions through project-based learning that involves them in solutions with social impact. The exercise of active citizenship by weaving collaborative networks for the common good has an impact on the social and emotional well-being of students and involves the improvement of the habitat in which each person develops. It is the basis of holistic pedagogy, the integral formation of people that weaves links with the community and brings together academic, natural and popular knowledge. Learning to exercise citizen participation in a cooperative way is the training that will create answers to the challenges of the 21st century.


  

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