#38: Teaching About Climate Change with Kieran Wharton '22, Environmental Studies

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Oct 6 2022 • 20 mins

When Kieran learned that high school chemistry teachers reportedly teach climate change at the lowest rate among STEM teachers, he decided to study this for his thesis. You won't learn much about climate change in this episode, but you will learn about Kieran's learning process as he discovered how education research is done (lots of analyzing of interview transcripts). Reed community members can read Kieran's thesis, “Incorporation of Climate Change Topics in High School Chemistry: Teacher Practices, Beliefs, and Barriers to Implementation,” online in the Electronic Theses Archive: https://rdc.reed.edu/i/71dbcb98-442d-4e09-95c9-1a28f5addc7f