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Beth Christie, Dr

Senior Lecturer / Programme Director: Learning for Sustainability Programme at The University of Edinburgh

Beth is Senior Lecturer in Outdoor Environmental Sustainability Education and Programme Director for the MSc Learning for Sustainability at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. She is passionate about re-imagining and transforming education for a sustainable future and is driven by the profound and important challenge of re-conceptualising human relations and kinship with the natural world as a fundamental aspect of this re-visioning process. Her research spans the theory, policy and practice of sustainability education or Learning for Sustainability (as it is termed in Scotland) and she regularly works with academic colleagues, schools, practitioners, Scottish Government and a number of organisations to research, examine, develop and implement this work. She is currently developing research into Climate Justice Education in Scotland alongside Dr Callum McGregor. She is also developing a practitioner enquiry-focused action research project with a community campus (3-18 year olds) in Dornoch examining whole school approaches to Learning for Sustainability and issues of culture, ethos and leadership. She also works closely with Learning for Sustainability Scotland the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development acknowledged by the United Nations University.

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