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School of Education

 Harriet White

Harriet White

Lecturer in Education

 Baring Court BC118


Baring Court, University of Exeter St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


My teaching career began when I had the great privilege to study Outdoor Education and Natural History at Antioch University, Ohio, USA.  Here I found my vocation for teaching and learning.  In addition to this, my undergraduate training as a zoologist, led me to become a strong advocate to Outdoor Learning and Learning for Sustainability.  My path led then to Exeter University, where I studied for a Primary Science PGCE, and received the Ted Wragg Award.  My teaching practice in primary schools was highly rewarding, and here I continued my research into Outdoor Learning and the use of technology in schools.

In 2012 I started to teach science on the Primary Science PGCE at Exeter, and now run the Core Science module and lead the Science Specialist Primary PGCE.  Along the way I have taught the Teaching & Learning pathway, and was the academic lead for theTeach First PGCE programme for four years.

My research interests are currently linked with the Climate Crisis; with a project called: Visual art education in new times: Connecting Art with REal life issues (CARE) aimed at enhancing visual arts education (VAE) with education for sustainable development (ESD) within primary education.

Hall, E., Wood, A., Ruck-Keene, H., & White, H. (2021).  The arts and education for sustainable development (pp 21-30).  Teaching the Arts in the Primary Curriculum.  SAGE.


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Research interests

  • Education for Sustainability
  • Climate Education
  • Nature Connection
  • Children's Voices
  • Science and STEAM

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Office Hours:

Student enquiries: 10:30-12:30 Wednesday

Please note that I work Monday - Thursday

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