Impact Of Secondary School Geography Content In Mitigating Climate Change In Uganda

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IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology


Climate change is a key concern to the local and global community. Because of its transformative nature, education both formal and informal has been identified as the vehicle for mitigating climate change. Many education systems however have been found lacking content necessary to produce learners that will lead efforts in mitigating climate change. Content is a very important element of the education process. It forms the basis for teaching and learning. Geography as an interdisciplinary subject is most suitable to teach learners about climate change. This study investigates the contribution of secondary school geography content in mitigating climate change in Uganda. Through questionnaires and interviews from geography teachers, this study reveal that content about climate change in the secondary school geography curriculum in Uganda is not explicit. The climate change content lies at the background of other topics and requires expertise of the teachers to retrieve it. Therefore teaching about climate change depends on interest and capacity of individual teachers.



Curriculum content, geography education, climate change, secondary school