Open Schools for Climate Protection and Energy Conservation Programme: The School’s Perspective
Volume 34, Issue 2 (2021), pp. 167–178
Pub. online: 12 July 2021 Type: Article Open Access
12 July 2021
12 July 2021
An evaluation research was designed and implemented within the framework of the ‘Open Schools for Climate Protection and Energy
Conservation, 2017–19, Berlin-Athens’ programme, using mixed methods of collecting, analysing and making use of qualitative
and quantitative data, with a view to discovering whether programme participation affected students, teachers and school communities
in general. The article focuses on the first of the three case studies developed in the context of the wider research, and relates
to participants’ experience from the programme. It also focuses on the perspective of the school which follows a whole approach
towards supporting sustainable practices. The most considerable benefits for the school are the participants’ familiarisation with
aspects of climate and energy literacy, their awareness, and their taking action adopting energy saving and dissemination practices.
The school became a learning and initiative centre relating to raising awareness among the local community about climate change.