Mx Harriet White
Lecturer in Education
+44 (0) 1392 724786
Baring Court BC118
Baring Court, University of Exeter St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
Office hours: Student enquiries: 10:30-12:30 Wednesday Please note that I work Monday - Thursday
Student enquiries: 10:30-12:30 Wednesday
Please note that I work Monday - Thursday
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.
Research group links
- EDUM063 - Primary Subject and Curriculum Studies (School Direct)
- ESCM004 - Semi Specialist Science (Primary)