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VIRTUAL EVENT: Social, transformative and sustainable learning in Jamaica

04 May 2021, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

People outside sitting on grass.

Romina De Angelis, a researcher at the UCL Institute of Education, explores her research on Education for Sustainable Development in Jamaica, as well as the possible applications.

This event is free.

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In this webinar, Romina De Angelis will share key outcomes of her doctoral research on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Jamaica, and reflect on how her findings could inform ESD both locally and globally.  

Her study explores the circumstances and challenges for sustainable learning in a school and community in Jamaica, which call attention to the need to bridge disconnects between sustainable learning in schools, in communities, and national and international unsustainable development policies.

ESD critical scholarship exhorts us to examine sustainable learning practices from specific contexts within developing countries, in order to (re)shape Global North-South relationships in more inclusive and participatory terms.

With the aim of exploring and highlighting these disconnects, and contributing to the improvement of sustainable learning pedagogies, Romina conducted an ethnographic exploration of social, transformative, and sustainable learning in a Jamaican school and community.

Understanding local sustainable learning experiences and their interrelations with the broader ESD context reveals insights that may help to envision more effective sustainable learning approaches within ESD in Jamaica and beyond. 

This event will be of particular interest to students, teachers and academics with an interest in education for sustainable development and transformative learning.

DERC seminar series 

The Development Education Research Centre (DERC) hosts a seminar series to examine new thinking and discussion on development education, global learning and global citizenship.


About the Speaker

Romina De Angelis

ESRC-funded doctoral student at the UCL Institute of Education

Romina's doctoral research focused on 'Social, transformative, and sustainable learning: a study of a Jamaican school and community'.

Her research interests include sustainable and transformative learning, sustainable communities, indigenous knowledge systems, postcolonial and decolonial approaches.

She published her PhD thesis summary and video abstract in Environmental Education Research journal.

She published a related research paper in The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability: a theoretical paper titled 'Entwining a Conceptual Framework: Transformative, Buddhist and Indigenous-Community Learning' in the Journal of Transformative Education and a research paper titled 'Quality in Indian Education: Public-Private Partnerships and Grant-In-Aid Schools' in the Educate Journal. 

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