Climate Change CPD course

Climate Change CPD course offered by Discover the World.

Global Climate Change – the pros and cons from a scientist and politician’s perspective

The course aims to develop the knowledge of Global Climate Change, Sustainability and Eco Tourism in the teaching of geography at KS3 and GCSE.
Course leaders and presenters include one of Iceland’s leading geologists and former presidential candidate Ari Trausti Guðmundsson as well as two leading geography teachers Jo Deben and David Rogers. The course aims to develop the knowledge of Global Climate Change, Sustainability and Eco Tourism in the teaching of geography at KS3 and GCSE. Presented by experienced and inspirational course leaders, delegates will have the opportunity to discuss and evaluate a range of practical approaches to help develop your geography students. Teachers attending the course will be provided with materials from the course and a free buffet lunch. Last but not least all delegates will have an opportunity to win a free teacher inspection trip to the Azores. 

Course Outline

The course will be held at the Discover The World offices on Wednesday 15 October, 2014.
Discover The World
Arctic House
8 Bolters Lane
09.30 – 10.00 coffee and cakes
10:00 – 11.15 a look at global warming from the perspective of a scientist and a politician, with reference to Iceland and Europe by Ari Trausti Guðmundsson.
11.15 – 11.35 Coffee break
11.35 – 12.30 'Changing the way we teach climate change' by David Rogers
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break (buffet lunch provided).
13.30 – 14.30 Sustainability and Eco-tourism in the Azores – new exciting classroom case studies with reference to Discover Geography resources by Jo Deben
14.30 – 14.50 coffee break
14.50 – 15.30 an introduction to the Azores as a possible school trip destination by Discover the World
15.30 Winner of the free trip to the Azores announced
15.30 – 16.00 coffee  

Course Leaders

Ari Trausti is one of Iceland’s best known geologists and a former Icelandic Presidential candidate. With over 25 years’ experience as a freelance consultant, Ari has worked in a variety of fields, including TV hosting, teaching and writing.
David Rogers David Rogers, Assistant Head teacher and multi award winning pedagogic troublemaker.  Fellow member of the RGS and OS excellence in geography teaching winner, Microsoft Expert Educator and author. David can be followed on Twitter @DavidErogers and writes at
Jo Debens is a multi-award winning Curriculum Leader for Geography.  Jo is known for using creative learning, information technology, learning outside the classroom, student digital leadership and curriculum hacker’s approaches to education.   When not in the classroom, Jo can be found exploring, reading, and walking her dog.  Jo can be followed on Twitter @geodebs and writes at

For more information or to reserve a place please email