This past Tuesday, I took part in a session on ‘Educational innovation and pedagogy for the Anthropocene Arctic’ at the 25th Arctic Science Summit Week in Vienna, Austria, organised by the International Arctic Science Committee, the Austrian Polar Research Institute and the University of Vienna. Together with my colleague Dr Sennan Mattar from the Mary Robinson Centre for Climate Justice at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), we introduced the Scotland Model Arctic Council (SCOTMAC) programme for undergraduate students. The first SCOTMAC conference at the Scottish Association for Marine Science last year was a great success—inspiring faculty and students alike—and it will take place again next month at GCU. Many thanks to the Scottish-Arctic Network (ScAN) and Trent University for their collaborative partnership on SCOTMAC, and once again to the Scottish Government’s Arctic Connections Fund for their generous support.
A copy of our presentation slides is available for download. The panel session was sponsored by the UArctic Læra Institute for Circumpolar Education and GCU, and I’m grateful to them and to the conference organisers for the chance to present.