Climate Justice Education Research Network (CJERN)
University of Bath: Rachel Wilder, Shona McIntosh
University of Bristol: Tracy Helliwell (PI), Alison Oldfield, Terra Sprague, Loz Hennessy (RA)
Cardiff University: Esther Muddiman, Rhian Barrance
University of Exeter: Lindsay Hetherington
Environmental education research is often framed as a purely Scientific issue, which does not consider the unequal societal impacts of the climate and ecological emergencies. Hence, this project aims to develop new justice-focussed educational responses. The project builds on a previous Generator Funded community, the Climate Change Education Research Network.
The CJERN community will use the Development Award funds to hold a series of three workshops with a focus on bid development, bringing together academics across these key areas to share a diversity of approaches and expertise. Conversations and connections made at the workshops will be continued in between sessions via an online platform. They will use an RA to plan, facilitate and report on the workshops; the RA will also complete a literature review of current research at the intersection of environmental education and education for justice which will feed into the scoping report and support the grant writing process. The community expect multiple smaller bids, or a larger collaborative bids as a result of the workshops.