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). Previous to this role I was an independent education consultant, local authority advisor, deputy head and teacher. 

I have a long standing interest in the Public Understanding of Science, flows of knowledge and critical pedagogy and have supported learning development in my roles as advisor to London Gifted and Talented and as a Fellow of the Dyslexia Guild.

More recently I have been developing online learning platforms and co-authored the Who Made My Clothes? MOOC on Futurelearn.

Area of expertise

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.

 

My own research interests lie in sustainable futures and education - beginning back in 2003 with my doctoral thesis which investigated how education for sustainable development could be understood using ethnography and drawing on Ulrich Beck's Risk Society thesis. This work informed my practice as Education Officer at the Centre for Alternative Technology, Europe's leading eco-centre and later as a primary school teacher.

More recently I have had the opportunity to lead educational research investigating sustainable diets in schools in Wales, where the introduction of insect protein has begun through innovative foods designed by Bug Farm Food.  I am part of a European research team that aims to share good practice in growing food and catering systems in schools across three countries as part of an Erasmus +  project, and my work with the Darwin Centre continues. Here I have led a 4 year impact study on science education.

Using and developing innovative pedagogies for learners is central to my work. I co-wrote the Who Made My Clothes? online course in association with Fashion Revolution. This saw over 16,000 learners sign up to learn about fast fashion and the political, social, economic and environmental consequences of this system.

 

NEW BOOKS now on preorder from Amazon:

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

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

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