IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


School leadership in the Anthropocene

22 May 2023, 4:30 pm–5:30 pm

Beautiful mountain landscape from one side and city laldscape from other. Conceptual picture of relationships between cities and nature. Credit: Volff/Adobe Free Stock.

Join this event to hear the panel of speakers explore how school leadership approaches the challenges and opportunities derived from the Anthropocene.

This event is free.

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Dr Bernie Munoz

The Anthropocene is a geological epoch we are in now, initiated around 200 years ago by the activities of one species – homo sapiens. 

In this seminar, the panel will discuss the implications of this for the practice of school leadership. They propose an agential approach that enables children and adults to respond knowledgeably, humanely and practically to multiple global challenges.  

The aim for the session is to create a space for discussion about whether school leadership is fit for the urgent challenges faced by all humanity in the Anthropocene.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.


  • Dr David Godfrey -  Associate Professor in Education Leadership and Management, Centre for Educational Leadership (CEL)
  • Dr Rupert Higham - Associate Professor, Centre for Educational Leadership (CEL)
  • Dr Monica Mincu - Lecturer, Centre for Educational Leadership (CEL)
  • Dr Alison Kitson - Associate Professor in History Education, UCL IOE

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in educational leadership.

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