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Dr Nicole Blum
Room G05
UCL Institute of Education
36 Gordon Square
London
WC1H 0PD
Appointment
  • Senior Lecturer in Development Education
  • IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

Dr Nicole Blum is a Senior Lecturer in the Development Education Research Centre, UCL Institute of Education. Her PhD research (Anthropology; University of Sussex) explored diverse forms of engagement with environmental learning and sustainable development in a rural mountain community in Costa Rica. Her research interests also include pedagogy and learning in development education, internationalisation and global perspectives in higher education, the ethnography of education, and the anthropology of development. She has worked and conducted research in Costa Rica, Guatemala, India, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Research Summary

Personal country knowledge

  • Costa Rica (environmental education; sustainable development; community development; ethnography)
  • UK (development education; environmental education; global perspectives in higher education; internationalisation)
  • India (small, rural schools; access to primary education; Education for All)
  • Guatemala (ecotourism; development)

 Languages spoken

  • Spanish

Teaching Summary

I am particularly interested in working with research students who have an interest in pedagogy and approaches to development education and global learning, education for sustainable development (including education and climate change), global citizenship, global perspectives in higher education and internationalisation. These themes and concepts can be interpreted in a number of ways, and I would welcome proposals which seek to explore them in diverse national or social contexts or from new research perspectives.

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