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Global Perspectives: Re-imagining Education


Thank you for your interest in this event. There is planned website maintenance this week so unfortunately we cannot take registrations online. Please call the BERA office on 0207 331 5217 to register over the phone for this event.

The University of Worcester, in association with the British Educational Research Association Special Interest Groups for ‘Comparative and International Education’ and ‘Educational Research and Educational Policy-making’, invite you to participate in our third international conference entitled Global Perspectives: Re-imagining Education taking place on 20th-21st June 2019 at the University of Worcester, UK.

This exciting conference will focus on a number of important themes related to the impact of globalisation and internationalisation on sustainable education. The conference will consider innovative ideas to support new ways of thinking about educating children in a world that has developed at a phenomenal rate and yet the dominant approaches to education are seemingly vastly unchanged. Through this conference, we want to challenge and share practice from around the world which consider inclusion, sharing knowledge across the globe, curriculum design and its impact on knowledge generation, globalising teacher education, developing evidence-informed practice and self-improving systems, diversity, global citizenship, and intercultural education. This conference takes forward some of the issues explored during last year’s conference entitled ‘Global Perspectives in Teacher Education’, where we continued to look at the challenge of teacher education and UNESCO Education 2030: A Framework for Action and Education in a Global Context. This year’s conference will build on concrete solutions which support the UNESCO Education 2030 goals with the aim of allowing partnerships, networks and collaborations to be developed that will take forward some purposeful and real projects to support the development and vision of high-quality sustainable education for all across the world.

The conference is aimed at researchers, academics, consultants, practitioners, teachers, research students and professionals working in fields such as international, intercultural and comparative education, curriculum development, education policy and practice. It will be a wonderful opportunity to make connections with others in your field and to support strong research-informed practice.

Social media markers: #eduglobalperspective, @BERANews 

Conference Dinner (optional)
Venue: Browns at the Quay, South Quay, Worcester WR1 2JN
Cost: Buffet supper £25 per head (paid on the evening)
When booking for the conference, please ensure that you mark that you would like to join us for the conference dinner


Day 1: Thursday 20th June 2019

10.00 Registration
10.30 Conference Welcome
10.40 Keynote by Matthew Raggett, Headteacher Doon School, Dehradun India
11.10 Refreshments break
11.40 Conference Strand 1
Conference Strand 2

Tell me what to do and I will do it and show you that in my classroom teaching
Ms Aminath Shiyama, University of Bristol, UK

Re-imagining educational relationships: decolonising the spaces, places and boundaries of teacher education
Fatima Pirbhai-Illich, University of Regina, and Dr Fran Martin, University of Exeter, UK

Global living theory research on re-imagining education
Dr Jack Whitehead, Independent Researcher, UK

Re-imagining practitioner professional development
Mrs Joy Mounter, The Learning Centre, UK

What, why, how and who can contribute to, and benefit from, a global educational knowledge-base?
Dr Marie Huxtable, University of Cumbria, UK

Count them in! Listening to teachers and involving them in the policy making for successful inclusive education
Ms Rosmalily Binti Salleh, University of Southampton, UK

The position of universal values as a barrier to the effectiveness of UNESCO’s global citizenship education
Dr Jennifer Hatley, University of Worcester, UK

Being a teacher: teaching and learning in a global context
Dr Anthony Cotton, Independent Researcher, UK

13.10 Lunch

Global competence
Ms Jing Li, Independent Researcher

Conceptualising learning to live together harmoniously in Indian contexts
Mr Jwalin Patel, University of Cambridge, UK

Re-imagining teacher professionalism: mindset change in a Rwandan English language teacher association
Ms Leanne Cameron, University of Bristol, UK

Re-imaging education through a new discipline of educational enquiry
Dr Jack Whitehead, Independent Researcher, UK

Strategies and structures for diverse learners
Dr Alesia Orren, Maryville College, US

Trans-inclusive teaching practices: “When we know better, we do better”
Dr Rebecca Lucas, Maryville College, US

Engaging the disadvantaged student in the Chinese learning classroom: pedagogies make a difference
Mrs Wen Xu, Western Sydney University, Australia

Thinking transculturally about autism
Ms Diana Seach, University of Chichester, UK

15.30 Refreshments break

Young people’s STEM education and aspirations for development: a comparative case study in Malaysia’s rural heartland
Mr Aizuddin Mohamed Anuar, University of Oxford, UK

Creating Resources with Children in India using a co-creation model for Developing Countries to address UN SDG goals
Ms Sapphire Crosby  Dr Katie Laird, and Dr. Sarah Younie, De Montfort University, UK

*GERMS JOURNEY: co-creation of resources for addressing UN Sustainable Development Goals in education & health in developing countries
Ms Sapphire Crosby Dr Katie Laird and Dr. Sarah Younie, De Montfort University, UK

Developing a learning framework for education in emergency contexts
Ms Tori Coleman, Cambridge Assessment, UK

My story on sand: intercultural teaching through sandplay
Dr Constance Babane, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

It’s time to code Kindergarten – blending play and technology literacy
Dr Swati Popat Vats, Podar Institute, India

FAWE’s gender-responsive pedagogy model: improving the quality of teaching and learning
Martha Muhwezi, The Forum for African Women Educationalists, Africa

19.00 Conference Dinner (optional)
Venue: Browns at the Quay, South Quay, Worcester WR1 2JN
Cost: Buffet supper £25 per head (paid on the evening)
When booking for the conference, please ensure that you mark that you would like to join us for the conference dinner

Day 2: Friday 21st June 2019

09.00 Registration
10.00 Introduction  
  Conference Strand 1 Conference Strand 2

An action research on upscaling quality of education in preschool through life skill education in Ravipura village of Gujarat, India
Dr Shivani Mishra, Sardar Patel University, India

Mathematical Beliefs – Cultural Comparative (MBCC)
Jonas Lampart, Thurgau University of Teacher Education, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
Prof Esther Brunnera, Thurgau University of Teacher Education, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
Dr Pinky Jain, University of Worcester, UK

Making connections through mathematical activity: the Project in Citizenship and Mathematics (PiCaM)
Dr Gill Adams, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, and Prof Hilary Povey, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Exploring attitudes toward respect among secondary school students in Turkey and England: a comparative empirical study
Ms Humeyra Guleryuz Erken, University of Warwick, UK

Implementing pedagogic change: tackling the underlying social realities
Ms Kris Stutchbury, The Open University, UK

Enhancing the employability of international students: Chinese students on taught Master`s programmes in social sciences
Ms Xuemeng Cao, University of Warwick, UK

KEY-LOCK: Key-words towards student-paced education?
Mr Jan Willems, University Colleges Leuven-Limburg (UCLL), Belgium

Re-humanising teacher education: exploring the potential of online international intercultural dialogue
Dr Janet Orchard, University of Bristol, UK

11.00 Refreshments break
11.30 Summary and Key Steps Forward
12.30 Closing Session
12.55 Completion of evaluation forms
13.00 Lunch


The BERA Early Career Researcher Network offers a limited amount of bursaries to the value of £75 towards travel for BERA Student Members only.

To apply for one of these bursaries, please email with a 250 word statement on why you want to attend this event and why you need the financial assistance. Bursaries are offered on a first come, first served basis. Travel expenses will be reimbursed after the event in accordance with our travel policies. You must not have previously received bursary funding from BERA.