The creation of interactive activity pods at a Recycling Education Centre

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604620
Title:
The creation of interactive activity pods at a Recycling Education Centre
Authors:
Pickford, Tony; Ellis, Liz
Abstract:
This paper describes the creation of interactive, educational activity pods at an education centre at a recycling depot. The project originated from a new waste management contract between Cheshire West and Chester Council and May Gurney (now Keir Waste Management), which included the provision of educational facilities. Representatives from May Gurney and the council’s waste management team approached the Faculty of Education & Children’s Services looking for input into the proposed education centre to be set up in Winsford, Cheshire. An already existing module on Education for Sustainable Development was modified to enable trainee teachers on a specialist global learning route of an undergraduate programme to devise and create interactive exhibits and activities for the Centre. Although a quite unique opportunity to create learning resources about recycling issues, the process described in the paper illustrates ways in which higher education, the private sector and local authorities can co-operate effectively for mutual benefit and the benefit of learners. Trainees’ ideas also illustrated ways in which the, sometimes quite abstract, concepts of Education for Sustainable Development can be translated into engaging activities with implications at local and more global levels.
Affiliation:
University of Chester; Cheshire West & Chester Council
Citation:
Pickford, T. & Ellis, L. (2015). The creation of interactive activity pods at a Recycling Education Centre. Local Economy, 30(3), 370-381. DOI: 10.1177/0269094215578231
Publisher:
Sage
Journal:
Local Economy
Publication Date:
18-Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604620
DOI:
10.1177/0269094215578231
Additional Links:
http://lec.sagepub.com/content/30/3/370.abstract
Type:
Article
Language:
en
EISSN:
1470-9325
Appears in Collections:
Education

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPickford, Tonyen
dc.contributor.authorEllis, Lizen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-06T08:46:19Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-06T08:46:19Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03-18en
dc.identifier.citationPickford, T. & Ellis, L. (2015). The creation of interactive activity pods at a Recycling Education Centre. Local Economy, 30(3), 370-381. DOI: 10.1177/0269094215578231en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0269094215578231en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/604620en
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes the creation of interactive, educational activity pods at an education centre at a recycling depot. The project originated from a new waste management contract between Cheshire West and Chester Council and May Gurney (now Keir Waste Management), which included the provision of educational facilities. Representatives from May Gurney and the council’s waste management team approached the Faculty of Education & Children’s Services looking for input into the proposed education centre to be set up in Winsford, Cheshire. An already existing module on Education for Sustainable Development was modified to enable trainee teachers on a specialist global learning route of an undergraduate programme to devise and create interactive exhibits and activities for the Centre. Although a quite unique opportunity to create learning resources about recycling issues, the process described in the paper illustrates ways in which higher education, the private sector and local authorities can co-operate effectively for mutual benefit and the benefit of learners. Trainees’ ideas also illustrated ways in which the, sometimes quite abstract, concepts of Education for Sustainable Development can be translated into engaging activities with implications at local and more global levels.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.relation.urlhttp://lec.sagepub.com/content/30/3/370.abstracten
dc.subjectEducation for sustainable developmenten
dc.subjectRecyclingen
dc.subjectWasteen
dc.subjectGlobal learningen
dc.titleThe creation of interactive activity pods at a Recycling Education Centreen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1470-9325en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester; Cheshire West & Chester Councilen
dc.identifier.journalLocal Economyen
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