Teacher Education for Equity and Sustainability Network (TEESNet)
Eleventh Annual Conference
Getting to the Heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
The Role of Teacher Education in Prompting Critical Engagement and Action
Tuesday 11th September 2018, Liverpool Hope University
This conference builds on the hugely successful 2017 conference ‘Making the SDGs Real’, by focusing on Goal 4 and the role of teacher education in moving beyond awareness of the SDGs to critical engagement and action. It will explore critical perspectives on Goal 4.7 and the aim to for all learners to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development through Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education (ESD/GCED). This will include questions about our responsibility and response to the SDGs and how we address societal challenges such as inequality, climate change and the rise of nationalism.
EARLY BIRD TICKETS are now on sale! Get your TEESNet 2018 ticket for the bargain price of £95 until 1st July 2018. After 1st July tickets will available at the full price of £170. A limited number of student tickets are also available. Follow the link to our eventbrite page to book your ticket
We are delighted to announce details of our first two confirmed speakers for TEESNet 2018:
Chief, Section of Education for Sustainable Development, UNESCO
As Chief of the Section of ESD at UNESCO, his current priorities include coordinating the implementation of the Global Action Programme on ESD in its five Priority Action Areas (policy, education institutions, educators, youth, and local communities), developing a future strategy for ESD, and monitoring Target 4.7 of Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Education. In 2016-2017, he was Chief of the Section of Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship and, in addition to ESD, led UNESCO’s work on Global Citizenship Education and the Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education.
Before joining UNESCO in 2011 as Chief of the Section of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Alexander Leicht was Head of the German Secretariat for the UN Decade of ESD at the German Commission for UNESCO. He also worked three years as a university teacher (Hungary/United Kingdom) and originally trained as a teacher (University of Marburg, Germany/University of Massachusetts, USA). He holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.