"His credentials and skill set earned through the combination of education in science
education program as well as several years of research and professional experiences in
the educational area with excel exposures and training in the culturally relevant
pedagogy, curriculum, and teaching development, science learning progression areas,
the technology uses for the learning process, and locally relevant learning material
development. He graduated from Boston University with Ed.M. in Science Education.
He has been involved in climate change/environmental/sustainability education
activities in Indonesia's local areas since 2012, especially in facilitating local schools to
meet the criteria of Sekolah Adiwiyata (Green School Movement by Indonesia's Ministry
of Environment and Forestry). His realm is youth engagement in environmental
education as well. Currently, he is an independent education specialist based in
Indonesia and an initiator of the education podcast 'Papan Tulis.'"
Education plays an essential role in the global response to climate change. It helps
young people understand and address the impact of global warming, encourages
changes in their attitudes and behavior, and helps them adapt to climate change-
Climate Class aims to make climate change education a more central and visible part
of climate change response on a local scale by promoting collective climate change
education programs. The program seeks to collectively assist younger generations or
school students, in collaboration with the local schools in Indonesia, as future leaders
understand the impact of global warming today and increase “climate literacy” among
young people. It does this by providing a collaborative open-source platform;
strengthening the capacity of local schools in the region to provide quality climate
change education; encouraging innovative teaching approaches to integrate climate
change education in school based on local or regional issues on the effects of climate
change; and raising awareness about climate change as well as enhancing non-formal
education program through media, networking, and partnerships.
Climate Class responds to climate change through education within the framework of
climate change education activities in Indonesia, in partnership with local schools, local
governments, non-governmental organizations (NGO), local universities, and global
players of climate change education. Climate Class focuses on three Cs: Connect,
Collaborate, and Create, in building collective actions to promote a culturally-locally
responsive climate change education.