Tag: secondary education

Wycombe Model Arctic Council 2

It was a pleasure to return to the leafy and beautiful school grounds of Wycombe Abbey last weekend for the second Wycombe Model Arctic Council (WYCOMAC), which took place alongside Wycombe Abbey’s Model United Nations conference. Originally scheduled for January, WYCOMAC 2 was postponed to May due to the pandemic, and disruptions to scheduling meant …

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Norwich Model Arctic Council for Schools 6

This past weekend, from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th March, delegates gathered at Norwich School in Norwich, UK, for the sixth Norwich Model Arctic Council (NORMAC) for Schools.  Due to the pandemic, a long two years had passed since the fifth NORMAC, and it was exciting finally to reconvene our flagship Polar Aspect MAC for …

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Polar Aspect Statement on Ukraine

Polar Aspect strongly condemns Russia’s unjustified, unprovoked and immoral attack on Ukraine.  We deeply deplore the immense suffering that Russia’s war is now visiting upon the people of Ukraine, and we salute their courage and resilience in the face of it. Polar Aspect is dedicated to promoting understanding and dialogue in the Arctic and around …

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Model Arctic Council Bilbao 4

Last weekend, the fourth Model Arctic Council Bilbao (MAC Bilbao) conference took place after a long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  It was a delight finally to return to MAC Bilbao’s host school, Colegio Ayalde, for the first time in two years!  Many thanks as always to Señora Nicola Dignum for the invitation to …

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Online Model Arctic Council 2

Last weekend, 20 pupils representing four secondary schools in the UK took part in our second Online Model Arctic Council (OMAC) conference.  This fully-online pedagogical simulation, convened for the first time this past March in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, engages secondary-school pupils from anywhere in the world in a simulation of real-world Arctic …

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Online Model Arctic Council Delegate Training 2

This past month, over 30 pupils—representing nine secondary schools and seven different home countries in Europe and Asia—took part in our second Online Model Arctic Council (OMAC) Delegate Training round.  This fully online experiential learning programme, launched for the first time last year in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, engages secondary-school pupils from anywhere …

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Presentation at 3rd MUN Impact Global Summit

On Friday, Polar Aspect had the privilege of addressing youth from around the world attending the ‘E3 Summit’, MUN Impact‘s third global youth summit.  Our presentation—delivered by Joshua Gray, an associate of Polar Aspect and member of our Online Model Arctic Council (OMAC) Secretariat—addressed the summit themes of ‘earth, economy, equity’ by focusing on Arctic …

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Presentation at 10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences

Last week, I spoke at the Tenth International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences as part of a panel discussion on ‘Innovation and Pedagogy in Circumpolar Studies’.   My presentation, entitled ‘Model Arctic Council for sustainable development‘, proposed that experiential learning through Model Arctic Council (MAC) — such as the Polar Aspect MACs that I design and run …

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Presentation at 3rd UArctic Congress

Yesterday I took part in a panel session on ‘Innovation and Pedagogy in Circumpolar Studies’ at the Third UArctic Congress.  My presentation, entitled ‘Model Arctic Council for sustainable development‘, proposed that experiential learning through Model Arctic Council (MAC) — such as the Polar Aspect MACs that I design and run for schools and universities — …

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Online Model Arctic Council 1

This past weekend, 18 pupils from ten secondary schools in four countries gathered online for the inaugural Online Model Arctic Council (OMAC). OMAC is the latest Polar Aspect educational initiative, designed to engage pupils anywhere in the world in a process of experiential learning about the Arctic through an online version of the Model Arctic Council …

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