Dr Lynda Dunlop is a Senior Lecturer in Science Education and a member of the University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG). Her research focuses primarily on the philosophical and political aspects of science education, and on youth perspectives and experiences of environmental interventions. This research has been funded by, amongst others, the Education Endowment Foundation, the Gatsby Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust.
Dr Elizabeth Rushton lectures in Geographic Education at Kings College London. Her research interests are focused on geography and science education, specifically the professional development of teachers, student participation in research, and environmental education. Prior to joining King’s, Elizabeth was Director of Evaluation for the Institute for Research in Schools where she oversaw the evaluation of school science education programmes that involved over 300 schools and 25 universities.
Elizabeth and Lynda have lead BERAs latest Research Commission into Environmental Sustainability. Their innovative work has included co-creating a state of the art manifesto on the topic. To do this, their commission made five participatory workshops for students and teachers, drawn from the four parts of the UK, who helped co-author the manifesto. In today’s episode they discuss the process with BERAs Chief Executive Nick Johnson.