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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. 

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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 following a successful AHRC Network grant within Social Anthropology which created an interdisciplingary netwook on Climate Histories. Following the success of this network an interdisciplinary seminar series was funded by CRASSH from 2011–2016 to continue work on this theme. 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 and continues as an occasional series hosted at the Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit.

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.