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#TeachersMatter! Celebrating teachers worldwide at the Global Education and Skills Forum

Pauline Rose reviews the recent Forum in Dubai On 18 and 19 March 2017, together with around 1,500 people from around the world, I attended the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai. The Forum provided an exciting platform to celebrate the importance of teachers around the world. Organised by the Varkey Foundation, it was […]

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Beyond Literacy and Numeracy: Rethinking the Curriculum – Interview with Paul Vare

Interview with Paul Vare, co-convenor for sub-theme on Beyond Literacy and Numeracy: Rethinking the Curriculum What excites you about this theme? The sub-theme uses the term ‘rethinking’ – that always whets my appetite, particularly when we have the opportunity to cast our net globally for examples of how to do things differently. Virtually my entire […]

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Thoughts on the UKFIET 2017 Conference Theme

Interview with Freda Wolfenden, Chair of Conference Committee and Deputy Chair of UKFIET Executive Committee I’ve spent most of my professional life teaching in various contexts and drawing motivation from my work with learners, so I’m particularly excited that the focus for this year’s UKFIET conference is teaching and learning. As the global education discourse […]

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Interview on sub-theme: Pedagogies for Sustainable Development

Interview with Julia Paulson, co-convenor for sub-theme on Pedagogies for Sustainable Development What excites you about this theme? At a time when friends and colleagues in three contexts I’m familiar with – here in the UK, in the US, and in Colombia – are asking questions about whether education (in schools and more broadly) failed […]

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