The British Educational Research Association (BERA) has announced a research commission on education for environmental sustainability launched to coincide with COP26 the UN Climate Change Conference in 2021.
In May and June 2021 we will host a series of workshops where young people and teachers will co-create a manifesto for education for environmental education in the UK. You can take part if you are a teacher in a UK school or a young person aged 16-18 living in the UK.
In the workshops you will join with other young people and/or teachers to examine the current context for education for environmental sustainability, learn about alternative approaches, and develop a shared vision for the future.
Combined youth and teacher workshops will take place on Saturday 19 June (2-4pm) and Tuesday 22 June (4-6pm). You will be able to sign up to these in April.
The manifesto will be produced in comic, video and report format: watch this space!
The commission is co-led by Lynda Dunlop (University of York) and Elizabeth Rushton (King’s College London), working in partnership with Andrea Bullivant (Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool World Centre, TEESNet), Jane Essex (Strathclyde University), Faye Laverick and Alister Talbot (Huntington School), Cyrus Nayeri (Routes), Michelle Ryan (Campbell College and ASE Northern Ireland), Amanda Smith (Centre for Alternative Technology) and Judy Ling Wong (Black Environment Network).