TEESNet 2022

Re-Imagining Teacher Education:
Transforming Learning for a Just and Sustainable World

28th September 2022 – Liverpool Hope University Campus

There is growing realisation that education, as it takes place currently, is inadequate to the global crises we face. Fuelled by a growing sense of urgency, these arguments call for education itself to be transformed to meet with the challenges of shaping peaceful, just and sustainable futures. 

In response to the urgency of these calls, TEESNet 2022 hopes to explore lines of inquiry linked to one or more of the following themes:

  • Interconnectivities and interdependencies
  • Intersections between ecological, racial and social justice
  • Interdisciplinary learning
  • Cooperation and solidarity

Key Contributions

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Dr. Audrey Bryan

Dr. Audrey Bryan is Associate Professor of Sociology with the School of Human Development at Dublin City University’s Institute of Education (DCU IoE). She has published nationally and internationally in the areas of climate change educationgender and sexuality studiesracism and anti-racism and global citizenship education. Her current work explores the role of emotion and difficult knowledge in teaching for social justice. She is currently finalising a manuscript entitled Affective Pedagogies, Emotion and Social Justice which explores the question of what educationally and socially transformative possibilities exist when emotion, affect and feeling are taken seriously as a focus of educational research and practice. Dr. Bryan will be speaking at the conference

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Faaria Ahmad

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Shea Williams


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Anti-Racism, Social Justice and the Voices of young Black and Brown people

Responding to the intersections between ecological, racial and social justice, Global Learning London will share, in the form of an all-group workshop, extensive experience of engaging with the voices and narratives of Black and Brown young people to develop an Anti-Racist Curriculum in the Tower Hamlets. Their aim is to invite an open and honest discussion on why these unique voices are absent, what we can do as educators to reflect on our biases and approach, and how to commit to bringing young Black and Brown voices to social justice spaces. 

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Dr. Namrata Sharma

Dr. Namrata Sharma is Faculty at SUNY, Oswego in the US and an expert with the United Nations Harmony with Nature Knowledge Network. She is an international education consultant and has served on the Boards of several professional organisations. Dr. Sharma has also authored several books, research papers, and articles linking the work of global thinkers including Gandhi and Makiguchi with global citizenship education. Dr. Sharma has specialist interests in Global Citizenship Education, and International and Comparative Education. In her ongoing research work she is engaged in drawing meaningful linkages between teaching the UNESCO-led initiatives of Global Citizenship Education and Education for Sustainable Development. Dr. Sharma will be speaking at the conference. 

Programme Highlights

We hope to see you in September!

Please note: The deadline for proposal submissions has now passed. You can find our Call for Contributions here.

About TEESNet

TEESNet (Teacher Education for Equity and Sustainability Network) aims to develop a UK wide community of practice in Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship within teacher education in higher education and schools, that shares research and practice to develop new understanding across the sector in the UK and beyond. 

TEESNet evolved from a collaboration between World Wide Fund for Nature UK, Oxfam and teacher educators. Originally based at the Centre for Cross Curricular Initiatives at London South Bank University, the management of TEESNet transferred to Liverpool Hope University in 2014 where it is led through a partnership between Liverpool Hope University and Liverpool World Centre.

As a UK wide network of teacher educators, it has over 300 members and representation from across the from the four UK nations, including university and school based teacher education, teachers, NGOs and Development Education Centres (DECs) and organisations such as the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and University Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET).