Conferences

Presented papers:

Christie, B. (2022). Case Study: Sustainability and Social Responsibility courses (alternative pedagogies and innovative assessments). Education for Sustainable Development Topic Support Network: Implementing Education for Sustainable Development across institutions. EAUC The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education. 26th April 2022.

Christie, B. (2022). Keynote Panel Discussion: Building Bridges Through Purposeful Engagement With Epistemological Diversity.  Invited Panel member.  11th World Environmental Education Congress.  Building Bridges in Times of Climate Urgency. 14th March 2022 Prague, Czech Republic.

McGregor, C., Christie, B. & Kushtatscher, M. (2021) Education for climate justice: Centring social justice amidst demands to ‘prioritise the climate crisis in education’ Earth Unbound Seminar Series. 28th October.

Christie, B., & Collacottt, M. (2020) Climate Justice Education: From Social Movement Learning and Back (Teacher perspective). European RCE Conference ‘Climate Emergency: Joined up Action. 25th November, 2020.

Christie, B., Higgins, P and Nicole, R (2020) Learning Outside the Classroom:  A World of Opportunity. School Teacher Conference (Covid Support). University of Edinburgh, 24th June 2020.

Christie, B. (2019). Reflections on an Antarctic Expedition/ Learning for Sustainability in a Changing World. Baillie Gifford Sponsorship Event. National Museum of Scotland, September, 2019.

Christie, B and McGregor, C. (2019). Climate Justice Education. Hot Topic Panel Discussion: British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Manchester University 12th September, 2019.

Christie, B. McGregor, C. and Collacott, M. (2019). Climate justice education: From schooling to social movement learning and back? British Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Manchester University 12th September, 2019. **AWARDED: Best Paper in Special Interest Group, BERA 2019**

Christie, B. McGregor, C. and Collacott, M. (2019). Climate justice education: From schooling to social movement learning and back? The 15th biennial Conference on Communication and the Environment: Waterlines: Confluence and hope through environmental communication Vancouver, Canada 19th June  (virtual presentation)

Christie, B. (2019). Reflections on an Antarctic Expedition. Edgehill University, 17th January 2019 (Guest/Invited Lecture).

Christie, B. (2018). Learning for Sustainability: Vision and values. General Teaching Council for Scotland Newly Qualified Teacher Seminar, University of Edinburgh, 21st June, 2018.

Christie, B. (2018). Sustainable Development Goals: what are they and how might they be taught adventurously? Professional Learning Network Seminar, Edinburgh, 25th May 2018.

Christie, B. (2018). Reflections from Antarctica: People, place and planet. Women in the Polar Regions. Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS). Geography Day. RSGS Headquarters, Perth, 16th June 2018

Christie, B. (2018). Learning for Sustainability: Opportunities beyond the four walls. Scottish Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society. St Georges’s, Edinburgh, 17th May 2018.

Christie, B. (2017). A World of Opportunity: Scotland’s Learning for Sustainability agenda. 6th Economic Summit, Dundee 2017. [Keynote]

Christie, B. (2017). Outdoor learning in Scotland. Scottish Council of Independent Schools Outdoor Learning conference. May 2017. [Keynote]

Christie, B. (2016). Learning for Sustainability in Scotland:
origins, progress and prospects. Centre for Educational Innovation meeting of experts in Education and Innovation 10-12th October , Berlin. Pre-meeting for European Parliament Address – European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports; European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and European Commissioner for Employment, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness.  [Invited address]

Christie, B. (2016). Exploring the educational potential of residential experiences.  First National Outdoor Education conference. Úlfljotsvatn, Iceland, September 5th-7th. [Keynote address]

Christie, B. (2015). Outdoor learning in Higher Education in Scotland.  International conference on Education and Innovation, Szczecin, Poland, 6-7th November. [Keynote address]

Christie, B. (2014). A natural curriculum: improving the quality and availability of outdoor learning in schools in Scotland. Màlþing um Útinám í daglegu starfi. [Invited keynote address] Reykjavik, Iceland, 13th February, 2014.

Christie, B., Þorsteinsson, J, & Arngrimsson, G. (2014) ‘Developing outdoor learning within formal and non-formal education in Iceland’  Paper presented at the European Institute of Adventure Education and Experiential Learning, Iceland, 3rd-7th September, 2014.

Christie, B. & Beames, S. (2013) Secondary teachers’ and pupils’ experiences of local outdoor learning in Maths and Geography.  Paper presented at Interweaving: Connecting educational research within, across and between perspectives, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, September 4th.

Christie, B. (2013) Outdoor Journeys: Secondary teachers’ and pupils’ experiences of local, urban outdoor learning. Paper presented at Urban Nature: Inclusive learning through school work and youth work’. European Institute of Adventure Education and Experiential Learning, The Swedish school of Sport and Health Science, Stockholm, June 5th-9th.

Higgins, P. & Christie, B. (2012) Raising attainment through learning outside the classroom: In search of the holy grail? Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Annual Conference, Doncaster. [Keynote address]

Christie, B., Higgins, P., Beames, S., and Nicol, R. (2011) Current trends and future directions: Exploring the Role of outdoor learning. Edukacja przygodą Conference in Teresin, Warsaw, Poland, 14-15 October 2011 [Presented by Beth Christie – Keynote address]

Higgins, P., Christie, B. & Geyer, J. (2011) Green is good for you! The role of ‘greenspace’ in promoting physical activity, health, wellbeing, and sustainable development education. Closing session of Health, Wellbeing and Nutrition Cluster Research Day at Republic Polytechnic, Singapore, 7th December 2011

Christie, B. (2010) Learning in Nature: Exploring the value of residential learning experiences within Scotland’s new school curriculum. Paper presented at Encountering, Exploring and Experiencing Nature in Education. European Institute of Adventure Education and Experiential Learning, CSOD, Slovenia.

Christie, B. & Higgins, P. (2010) ‘Learning places?’: Examining the potential role of outdoor learning within the new school curriculum in Scotland. Paper presented at the SERA (Scottish Educational Research Association) conference Stirling, 25th November, 2010.

Christie, B. (2009) ‘Evaluation of the Greenways to Health Initiative’. Paper presented at the ‘Environment, Well-Bring and Healthy Lifestyle’ Conference, hosted by the Institute for Environment, Sustainability and Regeneration, University of Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent.

Christie, B. (2007) SHARE Scottish Heritage and Art Research Exchange – Interim Report. Paper presented at the Scottish Museums Federation Conference: Perth Museum 23rd April 2007.

Christie, B. & Warden, C. (2006) Talking and Thinking Floorbooks: extending outdoor experiential learning in the early years. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Experiential Learning, Lancaster University.

Christie, B. & Blicharski, J. (2005) Promoting wider Progression; How a £1.2 million donation supported disadvantaged students at five Scottish Higher Education Institutions. Paper presented at 14th European Access Network Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria 6th-8th July.

Christie, B. (2004). Life Effectiveness Questionnaire – a tool for research. Paper presented at the UK Outdoor Learning Research Forum, St. Martins College, Ambleside, 14th September.

Christie, B. (2001) Raising Achievement through Outward Bound. Poster presentation at Transitions, Experiential Learning and the Process of Change, 3rd Brathay Youth Conference. Brathay Hall, 17th-19th September.

Christie, B. (2001) Measuring the Immeasurable. Paper presented at Challenging Inequality through Out of School Hours Learning, 9th North Lanarkshire Raising Achievement Conference in partnership with Scottish Study Support Network, 16th May.