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PGCE 2017

The Pathways Project: an event for PGCE students

This event took place on Monday 6th March 2017 from 6:15pm-9pm (Buffet at 8pm), Homerton College, Cambridge

We presented some methods used to engage children in learning about their localities in the context of important challenges such as inequality and climate change; including discussion of methods for encouraging understanding about place through comparison with other places between children in different parts of the world. We put these methods into the context of the curriculum to open up a discussion about how this work might contribute to curriculum objectives. Finally we pointed participants towards some useful resources. 



Presentations were given by project participants: Laurence Ball (Deputy Headteacher, Weatherall’s School, Soham), Richard Irvine (Research Associate, Anthropology), Elsa Lee (Research Associate, Education), and David Whitley (Lecturer in English Literature).

Cambridge Interdisciplinary Research on the Environment is a group that was initiated through a seminar series funded by CRASSH in 2011. This series was co-convened by the Departments of Social Anthropology, Geography, and the Engineering Department's Centre for Sustainable Development.

The series brought together people from a range of academic and non-academic backgrounds including the sciences, arts, humanities, and social sciences, and those working within policy, industry, activism, education, and media. The series has run each year since culminating in the Paris 2015: Climate Histories Seminar Series. 

The connections and networks made through the discussions in this series formed the backdrop against which some funding bids were developed and the projects that resulted are also featured on this site.