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Enabling learners to connect what they are learning with the ‘real world’ is vital for sustainable development

THEMATIC HIGHLIGHTS Beyond Literacy and Numeracy: re-thinking the curriculum Summary of thematic strand from UKFIET conference, September 2017 Thematic convenors: Clare Bentall, Institute of Education UCL and Paul Vare, University of Gloucestershire Surely nobody still believes that transferring a curriculum wholesale from one setting to another is a sensible approach. Certainly the presentations in this […]

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Enabling Teachers – Interview with Nalini Boodhoo

Interview with Nalini Boodhoo, co-convenor for sub-theme on Enabling Teachers So much is always expected of teachers – no matter where around the globe. However, the context in which teachers are educated and in which they work in low-income countries often makes it more challenging to ensure the best possible cognitive outcomes for students than […]

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Inclusive Education for Sustainable Development – an interview with Amy Parker

Interview with Amy Parker on sub-theme: Inclusive Education for Sustainable Development   What excites you about this theme? ‘Leaving no one behind’ is becoming common currency in the international development sector these days. I have had (and continue to have) the privilege of working on education projects with extremely marginalised groups on the remote Plateau […]

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Interview on sub-theme: Assessing Teaching and Learning for Sustainable Development

Interview with Rhiannon Moore Co- convenor for sub-theme on Assessing Teaching and Learning for Sustainable Development What excites you about this sub-theme? Following the media storm around the PISA and TIMSS results which came out in late 2016, I’m particularly excited to see submissions for this theme which look at the opportunities and challenges of […]

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Sub-themes for 2017 Conference

2017 Conference Theme – Learning and Teaching for Sustainable Development: Curriculum, Cognition and Context

What is taught and learned form the backbone of education’s contribution to sustainable development. It is through the construction of curricula that knowledge, skills, attitudes and values are prioritised and become the basis for teaching. Crucial here too is the rise of attention to what individuals and communities value in terms of a set of […]

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