Making the most of being a European Green Capital City: a cross-curricular PGCE project in Bristol’s secondary schools

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Abstract

The award of European Green Capital to Bristol for 2015 provided the impetus for a group of PGCE tutors to work collaboratively with their student teachers in developing a climate change project for local secondary schools. This article outlines the rationale for the work, raising questions about the nature and purposes of the curriculum relating to green issues, in keeping with the aims of initial teacher education. The project had clear benefits in exposing science student teachers to different subject perspectives and enabling interdisciplinary working, while the running of the project in schools revealed the challenges of teaching societal and
controversial issues.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-17
Number of pages12
JournalScience Teacher Education
Volume75
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2016

Bibliographical note

Acceptance date: 17th December 2015

Structured keywords

  • SoE Centre for Teaching Learning and Curriculum

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • teacher education
  • Interdisciplinary approach

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