Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop, Founder and Executive Director
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Where learning meets the world.
What we do
Encounter Edu has travelled the world from the Arctic to the Antarctic making content for the classroom. Producing bite-size live science and geography features made with the people working at the cutting-edge of knowledge and discovery, be it a scientist in the Arctic, a robotics engineer or a student in Syria.
Our programmes are designed to:
- Ease the burden for teacher
- Integrate award-winning level of classroom resources
- Make standards-aligned free units accessible
- Show teachers how to link other offers from Encounter Edu, i.e. Discovery Zone and Encounter Live, to classroom learning
- Introduce bite-size lesson openers to engage students
Previously known as Digital Explorer, the programme has developed the use of technology for schools and students to engage directly in global issues. This started with the first satellite broadcast from a British youth expedition in 2006, a daily youth video series from the Middle East in 2007, 25 eco-adventure shorts filmed, edited and broadcast over 25 days from Antarctica in 2009 and two years later, the northernmost live broadcast to BBC Newsround. In 2017, our Arctic 360VR reached over 1.1 million views.
Why we do it?
Encounter Edu realizes that teachers are time-poor and despite their best intentions, often struggle to meet the twin demands of delivering the curriculum and developing young people as global citizens and critical thinkers. So, Encounter Edu provides full units to support and structure learning in the classroom.
Learning is underpinned by an online library of teacher resources, videos, photo galleries and 360 VR content to create a complete learning package. To support teachers in their classroom journeys, training is provided to inspire them while making their lives easier.