IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


VIRTUAL EVENT: Challenging the theory-practice divide in relation to Development Education Centres

22 October 2020, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

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This webinar explores development education and global learning and the theory-practice relationship in the context of Development Education Centres in England.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Kester Muller, Development Education Research Centre

Literature on Development Education and Global Learning (DEGL) has questioned the extent to which practice is informed by theory. But there has been little research on DEGL and the theory-practice relationship from the view of practitioners.

Dr Andrea Bullivant will discuss how insights from literature on embodied and knowing practice challenge assumptions about a theory-practice divide and can support Development Education Centres to realise their potential as a community of practice. 

The webinar will be of interest to practitioners, as well as researchers, students and other actors in the field of DEGL with an interest in theory or practice. 


Image: Christina Morillo via Pexels

About the Speaker

Dr Andrea Bullivant

Development Education Centre Practitioner

Andrea's work focuses on DEGL in higher education, by training new teachers and bringing research and practice together, and through co-ordinating networks such as TEESNet (Teacher Education for Equity and Sustainability Network).