Sessional Lecturer, Education for Sustainability
School/Division:Law and Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Ange Grunsell specialises in Education for Sustainability and Global Citizenship with particular interest in teaching and learning in schools. She is also interested in the reform and development of national curricula to fit the needs of the next generations worldwide, and respond to environmental, economic, social and political challenges.
She headed Oxfam’s Development Education programme and also worked closely with the Welsh Assembly Government to develop implementation strategies of their Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC) policy. She has worked in primary and secondary schools, and in Initial Teacher Training in Inner London specifically targeted to increase participation in the primary teacher community of members of ethnic minorities and men.
Ange has contributed to journals and books on the subject of Global Citizenship Education and active learning. She has written classroom materials and non-fiction books for children in order to communicate thinking in practice.
She is now semi-retired.
Ange is currently involved in action research with sixth formers in Herefordshire in relation to their perceptions and views of university education in UK, their own needs, and ambitions of university experience in preparing them for adult careers and lives.
Ange sells Palestinian Olive oil, dates and almonds as a not-for profit volunteer distributor for Zaytoun, an ethical business set up to support Palestinian farmers and distribution of their produce through fair trade.
She is involved in a major project to establish a University in Herefordshire, New Model in Technology and Engineering, that will specialise in engineering and science education within a ‘liberal’ holistic curriculum that is also both focused on practical project working skills, and also the development of values for sustainability.
Ange plays tennis, sings in the two choirs led by her partner Pat and enjoys growing vegetables. She is grandmother to Luka and Josef who live in France.