School:School of Education
Elsa works at the nexus of environmental sustainability, education and social justice as a researcher and an educator in Higher Education. She writes, researches and teaches on these questions.
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After ten years as a secondary school science teacher in the UK and abroad, Elsa returned to university to study a Master's and Doctorate in Environmental and Sustainability Education. She has led UKRI research projects investigating the links between environmental sustainability, global citizenship, water and education with young adults in international contexts, and the links between the arts, wellbeing and nature in primary schools.
She now uses this research experience as the basis for her undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. She co-ordinates the Environmental Sustainability Education Research Network at EERA and is a trustee and Deputy Executive Director of the National Association of Environmental Education (NAEE).
Elsa currently teaches on the following modules:
Moula, Z., Walshe, N. and Lee, E. (2023) ‘“It was like I was not a person, it was like I was the nature”: The impact of arts-in-nature experiences on the wellbeing of children living in areas of high deprivation’, Journal of Environmental Psychology, 90, p. 102072. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2023.102072.
Lee, E. (2022) ‘Does local community action help our sense of global citizenship?’, Futurum Careers [Preprint]. doi:10.33424/FUTURUM238.
Walshe, N., Moula, Z. and Lee, E. (2022) ‘Eco-Capabilities as a Pathway to Wellbeing and Sustainability’, Sustainability, 14(6), p. 3582. doi:10.3390/su14063582.
Lee, E. et al. (2021) Storied doctorates: studying environmental sustainability education internationally. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-67506-6 (Accessed: 5 October 2021).
Lee, E., Vare, P. and Finlayson, A. (2020) ‘The Ebb and Flow of Environmental and Sustainability Education in UK Schools’, in Gough, A., Lee, J.C.-K., and Tsang, E.P.K. (eds) Green Schools Globally. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 365–384. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-46820-0_20.
Walshe, N., Lee, E. and Smith, M.J. (2020) ‘Supporting Children’s Well-being with Art in Nature: Artist Pedagogue Perceptions’, Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, p. 097340822093070. doi:10.1177/0973408220930708.
Bodenhorn, B. and Lee, E. (2021) ‘What Animates Place for Children? A Comparative Analysis’, Anthropology & Education Quarterly, p. aeq.12409. doi:10.1111/aeq.12409.
Irvine, R.D.G. et al. (2019) ‘Learning to See Climate Change: Children’s Perceptions of Environmental Transformation in Mongolia, Mexico, Arctic Alaska, and the United Kingdom’, Current Anthropology, 60(6), pp. 723–740. doi:10.1086/706606.