Global Perspectives: Re-imagining Education

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.

Call For Proposals 

We are inviting proposals which address questions of ‘re-imagining education for all children and how we ensure that we are able to share good practice in learning and teaching in a global context’ in relation to, for example, curriculum development, policy and practice; development of higher education; global citizenship; intercultural education and internationalisation of education. Furthermore any research or practice-based work being carried out that will allow for sharing of creative pedagogical approaches would be very welcome. We look forward to proposals which engage with the interconnections and synergies between these different areas and which also challenge us on ways in which we can contribute to positive change.


Proposals are welcomed in the following formats:

  • Paper presentations
  • Workshop/discussion leaders
  • Panel discussion/Q&A
  • Poster presentations

We welcome proposals from individuals and groups of colleagues, from academics and practitioners, and from those working to promote a global approach to teacher education.

Submit a Conference Proposal

Please submit an abstract of 250 words giving an overview of what you would like to present.



Abstract submission deadline

Friday 29th March 2019

Acceptance notification 

Friday 12th April 2019

Registration deadline

Monday 10th June 2019

If you have any questions or queries, please email Dr Pinky Jain

Submit your proposal


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.

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