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Education for Environmental Sustainability: linking research and practice

This event was an opportunity to reflect on climate change and sustainability education in school, university, initial teacher education and beyond.   

  • Hear about how educators are leading change in their schools.
  • Reflect on new research supported by BERA on key concepts for climate change education.
  • Find out about a climate education and sustainability framework for initial teacher education.
  • Learn how young people and policy-makers have been connected through a climate assembly.

Also – find out more about the new Special Interest Group for Education for Environmental Sustainability.


17:00 BERA introduction
17:05 BERA 2021 Research Commission: next steps
Lynda Dunlop and Lizzie Rushton
17:15 A climate education and sustainability framework for initial teacher education
Nasreen Majid
17:25 Nottingham Climate Assembly, connecting young people and policy makers
Rosanna Wilson
17:35 Teacher conceptions and misconceptions around threshold concepts for climate change
Sarah Clayton
17:45 Questions and discussion
18:00 Event close

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Lynda Dunlop, Dr

Senior Lecturer in Science Education at University of York

Lynda Dunlop is Director of Education for Environmental Sustainability at York, and a senior lecturer in science education. Her research is interdisciplinary, working across the social sciences, sciences and arts and humanities. Current studies...

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Elizabeth Rushton, Professor

Head of Education Division at University of Stirling

Professor Elizabeth Rushton is a professor in Education and the head of the Division of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Stirling. Her research interests are in geography and science education, specifically the...

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Sarah Clayton, Mrs

PhD Student at University of York

Sarah Clayton trained as a secondary science teacher in 2013, having taught in Coventry, Salford and Telford. She has held a range of middle leadership positions, most recently as curriculum lead for science. She completed her master’s in...

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Rosanna Wilson, Ms

Doctoral Researcher in Education at University of Nottingham

Rosanna Wilson is a doctoral researcher in Education within the Centre for Research in Human Flourishing at the University of Nottingham. Having researched character education in schools for her Master’s in Education at the University of...

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Nasreen Majid, Dr

Lecturer in Education at University College London

Nasreen Majid is a Lecturer in Education and teaches on the MA in Education programme at UCL. She is an Associate Fellow of UCL's Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Education (CCCSE).

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