Dr Verity Jones

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About me

In January 2018 I joined UWE as a Senior Lecturer on the Initial Teacher Training Programme (ITT) where I have supported students in developing their understanding of primary education through science, geography and sustainable development.

I have a long standing interest in education for sustainable futures, the public understanding of science, flows of knowledge and critical pedagogy – developed through my research and in roles as: advisor to Oxford University Press, the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, and Bristol Achieve; Trustee to the Darwin Experience, and Education Officer at The Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynllyth.

I have been involved in developing a number of successful online learning courses and co-authored the Who Made My Clothes? MOOC on the Futurelearn platform. As Online Learning Project Lead for the Department I am involved in the development of ten new online courses. 

Area of expertise

My research interests lie in sustainable futures and education – I have had the opportunity to lead educational research investigating sustainable diets in schools– introducing  insect protein through innovative foods designed by Bug Farm Food.  I was part of a European research team that has shared good practice in growing food and catering systems in schools across three countries, and my work with the Darwin Centre continues to track the impact of science education in the new curriculum for Wales. I lead the primary working group of the Climate Change Education Research Network.

Using and developing innovative pedagogies for learners and educators is central to my work. I co-wrote the Who Made My Clothes? online course in association with Fashion Revolution. This saw over 17,000 people sign up to learn about fast fashion and the political, social, economic and environmental consequences of this system. I have developed further online courses about sustainability and the circular economy for Cymbrogi Futures, and am working with The Global Goals Centre in developing an immersive visitor experience exploring fast fashion and eco-anxieties with young people in the UK and India. I co-authored the award winning children's book and teacher's resources 'DRY: the diary of a water superhero' and am currently working on an AHRC funded project to investigate how we can support 3-11 year olds in the recovery phase of Covid19 using arts based practices. I am also currently leading a team exploring children's experiences of racism in Primary school funded by Emerging Minds

At UWE I teach on the undergraduate ITT course and PGCE, sharing expertise in science and humanities education. I also support Masters and Doctoral level students with their research. 

As Online Learning Project Leader I oversee the development of technology enhanced learning. 



'Opening Doors to a Richer English Curriculum, ages 10-13'

'Opening Doors to a Richer English Curriculum, ages 6-9'



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