ABSTRACT

Education must endeavor to help students understand the complexity of climate science and enable learners to have open minds and a critical approach to the possibilities and limitations as they present themselves. One of the most common problems associated with learning about climate change is that students often have misconceptions with regards to concepts such as the greenhouse effect. Published research generally points to a dearth of knowledge about climate change among educators. The need for effective teaching strategies in bringing the issue of climate change into the class-room cannot be overemphasized. The climate change education (CCE) empowers the learner to realize that he or she has a stake in how the future will be defined. Teachers have a generally positive attitude towards teaching CCE and believe that it will help their students become better global citizens. Climate change is an issue full of conflicting conceptualizations at a time when there is little room for learning in the formal curriculum.