Covid 19 Webinar: Urban Science – engaging science, sustainable cities.
This webinar will introduce you to the modules, their pedagogical underpinnings and how you can use them during and beyond Covid-19.
About the Session
Urban Science offers inquiry-based, hands-on, modules for students at KS3/4 to explore their urban environment and develop solutions for sustainable cities, motivating them to see the positive benefits of science to the urban environment.
Topics range from climate change, air pollution and biodiversity to sounds, UV light and soil. Each module comes with activities integrated with Programmes of Study and Required Practicals. This webinar will introduce you to the modules, their pedagogical underpinnings and how you can use them during and beyond the COVID-19 lockdown.
About the speakers
Richard Dawson - Director of Wild Awake
Over 20 years Richard has developed a reputation for bringing fresh insights to education and learning. His focus is on helping organisations to improve the quality of their learning, create learning for a sustainable future and enhance their capacity to deliver projects effectively with lasting benefits. He has worked in over 30 countries with NGOs, government, business and civil society organisations.
Areas of practice include effective learning and teaching, education for sustainable development, organisational capacity building, strategic and project planning and management, learning from nature, training skills, effective communication, education management.
Margaret Fleming - Consultant
Margaret leads a small educational consultancy with a focus on Education for Sustainable Development and Science Education. ‘MF Associates’. Currently she is working on the EU project Urban Science, http:/urbanscience.eu/uk/, with Richard Dawson. Previously she was a partner in the CODES,https:/comenius-codes.eu/, project , leading on one of the work packages, that of delivering teacher education for the network. As a partner in CoDeS and other projects she has worked with the official ESD contacts for most EU countries. Margaret is also a member of the Sustainable school Alliance, https:/sustainable-schools-alliance.org.uk/, and is a trustee for both the ASE and SEEd, https:/se-ed.co.uk/edu/about-seed/meet-the-team/.