Mrs Claire Ramjan

  • Lecturer in Teacher Education (School of Education)

Biography

Dr Claire Ramjan is a lecturer in Initial Teacher Education within the School of Education at the University of Glasgow. Claire has a background teaching biology and geography in secondary schools, and experience of non-formal learning environments, such as National Parks and museums.

Claire completed her PhD at the University of Stirling in 2023, this explored secondary school pupils experiences of environmental citizen science. The research took a qualitative, in-depth, multi-method, case study approach, exploring the experiences of school-based participants (n=74, pupils, teachers and scientists) across three different school-based citizen science projects. Drawing on place-responsive and new materialist orientations, situational analysis was the analytical approach applied throughout this research. Drawing on capability theory, this research explicitly identifies the significance of more-than-human encounters on the emergence of eco-citizenship capabilities in the pupils involved. 

As a lecturer in Learning for Sustainability (LfS) and Outdoor Learning at the University of the West of Scotland, Claire was responsible for the LfS and outdoor provision across the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teacher Education cohorts. 

Ongoing and recent research projects include:

  • Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park (LLTNP) funded Outdoor Learning Review, this involves evaluating and making recommendations for the ongoing development of the LLTNP Education provision
  • NatureScot funded 'Teaching, Learning and Play Outdoors' project, measuring the duration, location and emphasis of Primary and Early Years outdoor provision in Scotland.
  • Evaluating the Young STEM Leader programme (SSERC funded), an evaluation of the implementation of a STEM intervention within Primary and Secondary schools in Scotland.

Research interests

Current research interests include:

Citizen Science and eco-citizenship, the capabilities approach in relation to environmental and sustainability education, the nature of 'place' and 'story' in environmental education, outdoor provision measures in formal school settings, more-than-human encounters in outdoor and environmental education, and lived eco-citizenship conceptions. 

Publications

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2023

Liebhaber, N., Ramjan, C. , Frick, M., Mannion, G. and Keller, L. (2023) Transformative climate change education and the school caretaker: a more-than-human analysis with young people. Environmental Education Research, (doi: 10.1080/13504622.2023.2286936) (Early Online Publication)

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Articles

Liebhaber, N., Ramjan, C. , Frick, M., Mannion, G. and Keller, L. (2023) Transformative climate change education and the school caretaker: a more-than-human analysis with young people. Environmental Education Research, (doi: 10.1080/13504622.2023.2286936) (Early Online Publication)

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Grants

Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park (Outdoor Learning Review), November 2023 - March 2024, £9250, PI.

 

Teaching

PGDE Secondary Biology and Science

Masters of Education (MEduc Primary)

  • Education and Society 2
  • Education and Society 3
  • Curriculum Enquiry 2 (Numeracy and Literacy through Science)

Additional information

Leadership roles:

Co-chair of the Learning for Sustainability in Intial Teacher Education Committee

Co-chair of the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) Working Group for Learning & Education

Member:

 

  • Environmental Sustainability Education Research Development Network (UK wide)
  • COST Action working group for Learning and Education
  • National Network for Outdoor Learning (Scotland)