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Advanced Learning Packages
What is an Advanced Learning Package?
Organizations within and outside of the UN system have developed a number of high quality learning materials and resources on various topics relevant to climate change. Given the wealth of existing learning resources, interested learners often face difficulties in identifying materials that match their learning needs.
An important objective of UN CC:Learn is to facilitate access to existing climate change learning materials and support the development of complementary learning resources, as appropriate. The compilation of Advanced Learning Packages on Priority Topics of Climate Change (ALPs) contributes to this objective. ALPs are compiled for selected topics of climate change (e.g. climate change finance) for which a wealth of learning resources is available and that have been identified as important topics from a country perspective. An ALP includes a Resource Guide which directs a user to specific learning materials, as well as selected learning materials and resources.
Resource Guides to Climate Change Learning Materials
The Resource Guides to Climate Change Learning Materials can be considered a guided tour to existing climate change learning resources included in the ALP. They are written from the perspective of a learner seeking to obtain an understanding what learning materials are available for a specific learning topic.
An important first step in preparing a Resource Guide is the identification of existing learning materials, such as powerpoint presentations, curricula, train-the trainers guides, e-learning courses, multimedia resources, etc.
Building on the review of these resources, steps in developing a Resource Guide include:
- Identification of specific learning topics and target audiences
- Selection of quality materials and resources relevant for learning
- Revision and refinement of learning topics
- Development of an outline/ chapter headings of the Resource Guide
- Preparation of content/ annotations
- Development of a web-based tool
An important aspect of this process is to identify possible gaps of learning resources and explore the development of complementary resources through UN CC:Learn, or UN CC:Learn partners.
Resource Guides are made available as hard copies and as a web-based resource with linkages to the respective learning resources/materials. The Resource Guides will be available on www.uncclearn.org.
Initial priority topics for a first series of Resource Guides include:
- Climate change science and modelling
- Climate change vulnerability assessments
- Climate change finance
- Climate change and health
- Climate change and population dynamics
- Climate change education and skills development.