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Education for Environmental Sustainability: linking research and practice

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

  • 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 a senior lecturer in science education at the University of York. Her teaching and research focuses on youth and teacher responses to environmental issues, and on the connections between science education and environmental and...

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Elizabeth Rushton, Dr

Associate Professor at Institute of Education

Elizabeth Rushton is Associate Professor of Education and Head of Department of Curriculum Pedagogy and Assessment at the Institute of Education (IOE) University College London’s (UCL) Faculty of Education and Society. Her research interests...

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Sarah Clayton, Mrs

PhD Student at University of York

I trained as a secondary science teacher in 2013, have taught in Coventry, Salford and Telford, and have held a range of middle leadership positions, most recently as curriculum lead for science. I completed my master’s in education with the...

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Rosanna Wilson, Miss

Doctoral Researcher / Teacher at University of Nottingham

Rosanna is a PhD researcher in Education within the Centre for Human Flourishing at the University of Nottingham. Her research explores teachers' perspectives of wellbeing in secondary schools. She is co-chair of civic group, Nottingham Climate...

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Nasreen Majid, Dr

Associate Professor of Education at University of Reading

I am an Associate Professor of Education. I am interested in all aspects of teaching and learning of mathematics within the primary age range. My interests lie in how children learn mathematics and how they build their agency as mathematicians....

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