IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Conference: Research, evidence and policy learning for global education

10 May 2017–11 May 2017, 9:00 am–4:00 pm

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This conference was organised by the Development Education Research Centre (DERC) within the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), and the Global Education Network Europe (GENE), and was also supported by the Erasmus+ Project Schools for Future Youth.

Event Information

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Development Education Research Centre (DERC)


UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
United Kingdom

The overall aim of the conference was to demonstrate the contribution of evidence based research to policy development on global education. The specific objectives were:

  • Share research from models of practice that demonstrate innovative approaches to global education.
  • Promote current research on global education and how it can be of value to policy makers.
  • Identify key themes and issues that policy-makers see as key to the development of global education.
  • To officially launch the Academic Network for Global Education and Learning.

The conference was aimed at academics and researchers engaged with global education across Europe and beyond and policy-makers responsible for funding or supporting global education programmes.

Videos from the conference

Welcome and introductions

Dr Douglas Bourn, Co-Director of DERC

The value of evidence-based research for global citizenship education

Keynote address from Lydia Ruprecht, Head of Global Citizenship Education Programme at UNESCO

Evidence and efficacy - a compulsion for global education?

Keynote address from Professor Annette Scheunpflug (Bamberg University)

Global education in Europe comparative perspective: epistemology, methodology and politics

Keynote address from Dr April Biccum (National University of Australia, Canberra)

Presentation materials

If you wish to access presentation materials from this conference, please contact the event organiser.