Teacher Education for Equity and Sustainability Network (TEESNet)
Tenth Annual Conference
14th September 2017, Liverpool Hope University
Making the Sustainable Development Goals Real:
The Role of Teacher Education in Promoting Quality Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education in Schools
The 10th annual TEESNet conference will explore the theme of quality education in relation to ESD/GCE in Teacher Education and schools, what this means in divergent local, national and global contexts. It will also consider the opportunities presented by the SDGs for a holistic vision of education. This event builds on the successful 2016 TEESNet conference on monitoring and evaluation of ESD/GCE attended by over 80 teachers, headteachers, policy makers and researchers form the UK and beyond.
Irmeli Halinen, previously Head of Curriculum Development at the National Agency of Education (FNAE), Finland.
Ms Halinen was the coordinator of the latest curriculum reform 2012-2016 in Finland. She led the extensive reform process which emphasised the the joy of learning based on positive emotional experiences, collaborative working and creative activity, as well as the central role of teachers and learning sustainable ways of living as one of the main goals of education. Irmeli now works now as an independent lecturer, author, and curriculum expert all over the world. She has 44 years of experience in education: as a teacher, school principal, the Head of Instruction and Development at Helsinki City Education Department, and at the FNAE. She is currently a member of the curriculum expert group of the IBE, as well as the international steering committee of High Quality Problem Based Learning (by BIE).
Call for Papers:
Our call for papers has now closed but can be found here for information: TEESNet 2017 – Call for Papers. TEESNet activity deliberately cuts across sectors and has welcomed proposals from universities, schools and NGOs, researchers and policy makers. This year we have particularly encouraged collaborations between schools, universities and NGOs.