This week, the Læra Institute took an active part in the 8th UK Arctic Science Conference, convening a session on 'Innovation in Arctic education and public outreach' together with the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia.
Our session took place at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge on Wednesday 13th September, and it included three presentations:
- 'Teaching and learning through place, people and practices: A global intersection of righting relations in education through story' — from Anita Lafferty of the University of Alberta (slides only; presentation deferred due to family emergency)
- 'Introducing the Scotland Model Arctic Council' — a report on the 2022 and 2023 Scotland Model Arctic Council simulations for undergraduate students, from Anthony Speca of Polar Aspect
- 'Introducing the Læra Institute for Circumpolar Education' — an introduction to the Læra Institute for the UK academy engaged in Arctic science, and an invitation to get involved with the UArctic and with our educational and pedagogical work, from our Managing Director Anthony Speca
We're grateful to the UK Arctic Office and the British Antarctic Survey for organising and hosting the conference, and for offering to us the opportunity to convene this session.