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Publication - Dr Kate Hawkey

    Making the most of being a European Green Capital City

    a cross-curricular PGCE project in Bristol’s secondary schools

    Citation

    James, J, Hawkey, K & Tidmarsh, C, 2016, ‘Making the most of being a European Green Capital City: a cross-curricular PGCE project in Bristol’s secondary schools’. Science Teacher Education, vol 75., pp. 6-17

    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.

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