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Surfacing Learning for DRR/Resiience - A proposed methodology

Created by Justin Sharpe Oct 26, 2014 at 12:03pm. Last updated by Justin Sharpe Oct 26, 2014.

New Silly Timmy comic strips as Vine video

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New Silly Timmy Interactive iBooK

Created by Justin Sharpe Feb 4, 2013 at 7:51am. Last updated by Justin Sharpe Feb 4, 2013.

Updated Silly Timmy comic strip templates: Translate for your community!

Created by Justin Sharpe Nov 21, 2012 at 5:57pm. Last updated by Justin Sharpe Jan 8, 2013.

Silly Timmy Comic Strip Templates for your Region or Language

Created by Justin Sharpe Nov 19, 2012 at 11:39am. Last updated by Justin Sharpe Nov 19, 2012.

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Lincolnshire Safe Haven Project

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women & children in disasters

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Silly Timmy is a disaster comic created to help younger children know what to do and what not to do in a range of disaster situations.
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Government Response to Flooding in UK - MP's take similar position to that outlined in my paper.

This morning I noted the following article on The Guardian website:"Government failing to protect communities at risk of flooding", MPs say http://gu.com/p/4kjb3Below is my response with a link to the paper that outlines my resetach in more detail:The need for a more ideal response from government, rather than the idea of response is what may be required. I recently pointed this out in a journal article in which I argue that governments need to critically reflect on the root causes of flooding by engaging with communities who are not only at risk because of the hydro-meteorological events but also because of their own actions and behaviours that have led to increased soil compaction and run-off due to changing farming practices, for instance.In particular, following the 2007 floods that impacted on 500,000 homes there was a long and considered period of reflection that included interviewing those affected as well as professionals who respond to…See More
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The following are some examples of lesson plans and resources. more will follow, but if you have more please add them!
Lesson plans for teaching about hazards and how to prepare for them Scheme of work and lesson plans for using the edu4hazards.org website - A series of seven 1 hour lessons - Use all or just one or two! This is also followed by a series of six lesson on flood hazards and responses tailored specifically for the UK curriculum for Key Stage Three, but also useful for GCSE classes!

shake table My shake table design using a variable speed drill

disaster_myths.doc Learn why people don't do anything to prepare based on 'what they have heard, rather than facts!

Earthquake epicenters exerciseA great exercise that allows students to work out earthquake epicenters from real data - better for older kids (14+)

A coloring Book! A coloring book for learning about preparedness for younger kids!

FEMA earthquake preparedness for children Excellent FEMA resource for teaching about earthquakes and carrying out drills with children -My favorite is the 'shimy-shake' song with younger kids! A series of lessons for a range of age groups.

Boy vs Brick movie (45 secs) Who will win...A great advert/resource...Why isn't this on youtube? Really great idea for engaging teenage age group...makes them laugh and think

How Big was that quake? A resource from Team Safe-T that helps students to investigate how large an earthquake was...

VERY simple shake table This shake table design is perfectly easy to make...you need cardboard drink trays, elastic bands, marbles, elastic bands and staples. Students build structures from marshmallows and cocktails sticks to see how it responds in an earthquake..suitable for ANY age group

What causes earthquakes? Film showing how earthquakes occur using simple visualizations

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School age education resources for wildfires, floods and cyclones

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has improved its school aged education webpages to help teach students about fire and natural hazards. A suite of fun and engaging activities, lesson plans and excursion information is easily accessible to teachers, students, parents and emergency services personnel and volunteers.Bushfire Patrol...

Tsunami awareness and safety

Produced by the Mitigation and Education Subcommittee, the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) Tsunami Awareness and Safety Fact Sheet is designed for NTHMP partners and other interested parties to use to promote tsunami awareness and safety among their constituents.White space at the bottom of each allows for the addition...

Self protection measures in case of fire or earthquake

This short video features two episodes to teach students what to do in case of fire or earthquake at school.

Gender and disaster management: a training of trainers module

This Training of Trainers (ToT) module is part of the ongoing ‘Gender and Disaster’ training programs, which have been organised by India's National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) since 2007. The ToT module can be used by gender trainers as well as trainers in the area of disaster management and development, practitioners,...

Resource guide for advanced learning on: the scientific fundamentals of climate change

This guide is part of a series developed through UN CC:Learn to facilitate access to existing state-of-the-art materials relevant for climate change learning on particular topics. It is written from the perspective of a learner who perhaps understands the basics of a topic but is seeking to obtain a more advanced understanding by gaining quick access...

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Government Response to Flooding in UK - MP's take similar position to that outlined in my paper.

Posted by Justin Sharpe on June 9, 2016 at 7:30am 0 Comments

This morning I noted the following article on The Guardian website:



"Government failing to protect communities at risk of flooding", MPs say http://gu.com/p/4kjb3



Below is my response with a… Continue

Working Paper on developing transformative learning for disaster resilience.

Posted by Justin Sharpe on October 15, 2015 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

Transformation is a term widely used in resilience thinking as a form of response to living with disaster risks. Key to enabling resilience is adaptability, itself a learned concept and practice. Transformative Learning may be a way of unlocking…

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Social Learning in the emBRACE Framework

Posted by Justin Sharpe on September 9, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

For the past four years project emBRACe (Building Resilience amongst communities in Europe) has been attempting to unpack what resilience means to a variety of communities. This includes individuals, groups, villages, towns, cities and…

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Survey for disaster prevention managers or first responders

Posted by Justin Sharpe on July 22, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

As you may know, I am carrying out research for my PhD, which is related to Transformational Learning. This is said to occur when learners are faced with difficulties which may have occurred via the training or learning experience being…

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