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Making Choices about Resources



4 - 5 MAY 2019




About the event

We are looking to form an exceptional team of 8-12 individuals who can join us for the weekend of 4-5 May to create a course on “Economies, Ethics and Decision-making” for Sky School. The course will be studied by learners who are refugees in different locations around the world and will form part of Sky School’s high school diploma programme.


About the course

The course focuses on resource allocation, exploring ideas of choice, scarcity and opportunity, and how people make ethical decisions at different scales; individually, within families and communities, and also at larger scales. The course will enable learners to develop their understanding both of the issues that might be considered in any context (such as equality, participation) and ways that they can ensure participation and agency within their sphere of influence to promote peace and positive change.

Who we are looking for

Specifically, we are looking for people with one or more of the following profiles:

  • Educators with experience of teaching social sciences (economics, politics,  history, geography, psychology etc.) at secondary education level
  • Educators with experience of designing social science curriculums, in particular economics or similar subjects.
  • Individuals with experience of working in areas relating to making economic/resource allocation decisions
  • Educators who have experience with and/or want to learn how to use concept-based teaching and learning to design curriculum
  • Educators with experience of working with with learners who are displaced
  • Educators with expertise in teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Young people aged 16-30 who have experience of migration or displacement

How to express your interest

If you meet any of these criteria, and are keen to take part, please fill out our expression of interest form by 21 March.

Expressions of interest will be assessed and accepted on a rolling basis so that participants can make travel plans where necessary, so please submit your application at your earliest convenience.

Logistical details

The hackathon is hosted by UWC Atlantic College, Wales. The College is approximately a three hour train ride from London. You can either take the train from London Paddington to Bridgend, (a 20 minute taxi drive away) or from London Paddington to Cardiff and then from Cardiff to Llantwit Major (a 5 minute taxi drive away). Participants should be arrive at the College for the evening of 3 May.

Participants and/or their school or organisation should be able to cover their travel expenses where possible. Limited funds for travel subsidies are available on a needs basis, with priority given to young people with experience of migration of displacement and others who may find the costs of traveling to Wales prohibitive to their attendance.

Sky School will provide all meals and refreshments during the hackathon. Accommodation can be arranged at UWC Atlantic College for £30 per night in a shared room, but participants may also wish to organise their own accommodation. If this cost is prohibitive to your attendance, please indicate this in the application form under the section ‘costs’, so that you can be considered for a subsidy or stipend to cover this.

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