IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Teacher education special interest group: New research

08 February 2023, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm

Students and a teacher look over maps and flags spread on a table in a school library. (Image: Rawpixel.com / Adobe Stock)

Join this event to hear four short presentations exploring the theme of 'education for sustainable development with pre-service and in-service teachers'.

This event is free.

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Kester Muller

Education for sustainable development (ESD) has emerged as a key discourse in education in the past two decades. UNESCO’s (2019) framework “ESD for 2030” states that ESD is an integral element of the Sustainable Development Goal on quality education (SDG4) and a key enabler of all the other SDGs. Recently ESD has been included as a cross-cutting theme in the Subjects’ Benchmark Statements in the UK (QAA, 2022). ESD has also received attention at the level of education policy in many other countries. An emphasis on ESD in schools has generated debates about the role of teacher preparation programmes in promoting ESD, teachers’ agency for ESD and the challenges regarding the implementation of ESD.

Since teachers are the key players in the implementation of ESD, it is important to highlight and share knowledge about their beliefs, capabilities, and practices in relation to ESD. By sharing practices and research related to teachers and ESD, this ANGEL webinar on the theme “ESD with pre-service and in-service teachers” aims to stimulate conversations around this important area.

Presentations and speakers

  • Teacher education for sustainability and global citizenship: a focus on in-service teachers - Ana Isabel Andrade, Mónica Lourenço, Francisco Parrança da Silva (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
  • Student Teachers’ Understanding and Engagement with Education for Sustainable Development in England, Turkey and Pakistan - Douglas Bourn (UCL), Qudsia Kalsoom (University of Dundee), Nese Soysal 
  • GCD and ESD in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher Education: Voices from Hungarian University Language Development Classes - Rita Divéki (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest)
  • What spaces do Scottish maths teachers find or make for ESD and GCE? - Corinne Angier (University of Stirling)

This event will be particularly useful for researchers, teachers, students and policymakers with an interest in research on approaches to global education and global citizenship education within teacher education provision.

ANGEL seminar series

This event is part of a series of events run by the Academic Network for Global Education & Learning. The series is aimed at Global Education professionals, as well as anyone with an interest in research in the fields of Development Education, Global Citizenship Education, Human Rights Education, Education for Sustainable Development, Education for Peace, and Intercultural Education. 

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