Talks and Presentations

  • What's (not) political?

    I made a brief input the other to a webinar where I addressed this question: What are the potential conflicts between, say, the agenda of an NGO and the educational responsibilities of a school? Here's what I said: The Law...

  • FE and ESD

    Thanks to a recent NAEE weekly news round-up for alerting me to news that the Education and Training Foundation [ETF] has issued Professional Standards for teachers and trainers in the further education and training sector. Under the heading of Professional Values and Attributes,...

  • After 50 Years of environmental education, what now?

    What follows is a slightly edited version of the talk I gave to the 2021 AGM of the National Association for Environmental Education [ NAEE ] on Nov 20th.  It was one of two invited presentations on the day under...

  • Learning about the climate: young people and schools

    As I noted the other day, and also a few weeks ago, I gave a talk to a group of PGCE geography students at the start of the year.  At the end of the talk, I set out what I thought about...

  • Learning about the climate: the curriculum

    As I've already noted, earlier in the year I gave a talk to a group of PGCE geography students.  I did this from home, of course, using a rather slick platform that I never quite learned the name of. Towards...

  • Learning about the climate: the Earth

    I gave a talk the other day to an attentive and appreciative group of PGCE geography students.  I did this from home, of course, using a rather slick platform that I never quite learned the name of. Although the talk...

  • My LEEF conference responses

    As I noted on Thursday last, the text in bold on this page are the questions that the panel at the LEEF conference will be responding to.  I've set out here what I'll try to remember to say, although I...

  • LEEF Conference questions

    I’ll be on a panel at the LEEF conference on Monday.   Here are some of the questions we’ll be responding to.  I wonder what you would say? 1. If you had to nominate a couple of environmental education "giants" in...

  • How can we take environmental education seriously?

    This is a follow-up to my post last week about the King's research and the seeming impossibility of expecting government to take environmental education seriously. If we cannot trust government to do the decent thing, what can we do?  Trust...

  • What should be taught?

    I'm looking forward to the seminar on May 8th at Bath.  Here's the blurb: What should be taught in the university and school curriculum?  Should we focus on a western enlightenment paradigm?  Are we ignoring other epistemologies and views of...