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New thinking about how to learn is changing the lives of students. Professor Jules Pretty talks to Dr Liam Jarvis from the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies and Dr Katy Wheeler from the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex. They will be joined by Professor Bruce Hood from the University of Bristol, who will talk about an immersive happiness course for students.
Dr Katy Wheeler writes about educating for sustainability in our blog section.
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Department of Sociology, University of Essex
Katy's work deals with the ways ordinary consumers respond to the normative pressures placed upon them to act in sustainable or responsible ways. Katy has researched the Fairtrade movement and recycling in comparative contexts, exploring how these different consumer practices generate distinctive moral economies. There has been a growing interest in the concept of moral economy along with the growing interest in sustainable consumption and markets. Her recent work develops a holistic moral economy framework that explores the interactions and interdependencies between individuals, communities and political-economic structures. She is also exploring the ways young people are educated about sustainability through a British Academy Small Grant, entitled 'Educating young people as sustainable citizen-consumers'.
Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, University of Essex
I am a researcher-practitioner, teacher, writer and theatre director. At present, I am Co-director of the Centre for Theatre Research (CTR) and a Senior Lecturer in Theatre in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex. My research and teaching interests include Postdigital and Intermedial Performance, Embodiment and Immersion in Contemporary Performance, Science-art Interdisciplinarity and Object-led Theatre. In 2021, I was awarded a Times Higher Education's 'Most Innovative Teacher of the Year' Award (sponsored by Advance HE).