Bridging the Global Educational Gap

main-reception-april-2014-12The 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 second international conference entitled Bridging the Global Educational Gap taking place on 22nd-23rd June 2017 at the University of Worcester, UK.

The conference will focus on a number of important themes related to the impact of globalisation and internationalisation, such as inclusion, sharing knowledge across the globe, curriculum 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 ‘Education: A Global Perspective’, where we started to look at UNESCO Education 2030: A Framework for Action and Education in a Global Context. This year’s conference will include an exploration of solutions to support the implementation of the UNESCO Education 2030 goals, and to support the development of a vision of education as a self-improving evidence-based sector with international collaboration.

The conference is aimed at researchers, academics, consultants, practitioners, research students and professionals working in fields such as international, intercultural and comparative education, curriculum development, education policy and practice. The conference will provide an opportunity to collaborate and explore ideas to expand and develop theory and practice.

Programme:

Thursday 22nd June 2017

10.00 Registration
Room: Conference Centre 004 Worcester
10.30 Conference Welcome
Dr Heather Forland, Pro Vice Chancellor International, University of Worcester
Room: Conference Centre 004 Worcester
10.40 Keynote
Dr Swaroop Sampat
Creating a living-educational-theory for equal education keeping my social vision in focus
Member of Central Advisory Board of Education, India and Council Member of Save the Children-India/Bal Raksha
Room: Conference Centre 004 Worcester
11.30

Session 1
Each presentation will be 30 minutes long including time for questions

Room: Conference Centre 008 Redditch
Chair: Dr Pinky Jain

Session 2
Each presentation will be 30 minutes long including time for questions

Room: Conference Centre 007 Malvern
Chair: Dr Sarah Younie

 

“To Be Such Useful”: A Case Study Detailing the Harmful Realities of Student Gender Bias on Middle and Secondary School Teachers in Chelyabinsk, Russia Alexa Muse

Measuring the acquisition of meta-cognitive skills through a creative/ integrative primary curriculumAndy Richards

What the TEF is going on with inclusion of international students as ‘equals’? Aneta Hayes

 

Policy Issues in Sudanese Nomadic EducationAlnuaman Alamin

Aiding Culturally Responsive Assessment in Schools – Denise Burns

Open practices for teacher education; exploring the TESS-India approachFreda Wolfenden & Kris Stutchbury

 13.00 Lunch
Room: Conference Centre 004 Worcester
 14.00

Session 3
Each presentation will be 30 minutes long including time for questions

Room: Conference Centre 008 Redditch
Chair: Dr Nicola Savvides

 Session 4
Each presentation will be 30 minutes long including time for questions

Room: Conference Centre 007 Malvern
Chair: Prof Marilyn Leask

   

Learning to ‘let go’ and ‘take up’: bridging the policy implementation gap between the actors at the top and bottom Faizulizami Osmin

A Documentary Analysis of Evaluation Standards of Compulsory Education Quality in China Hong Zheng

The case for sustainable transitional modalities in curriculum orientations and paradigms for assessments in the context of interdependence and globalisation. – Jonathan Howard Robbins

 

Inclusive Classrooms in Oman and Britain Amelia Roberts

Does a Teacher’s Race Matter? The Effect of Teacher Race on Student Perceptions in Low-Income SchoolsBenton M. Brown

Constructing knowledge frameworks; the Intersection of Internationalisation Melissa Schuessler

 15.30 Coffee
Room : Conference Centre  004 Worcester
 16.00  

Session 5
Each presentation will be 30 minutes long including time for questions

Room: Conference Centre 008 Redditch
Chair: Janet Harvell

Session 6
Each presentation will be 30 minutes long including time for questions

Room: Conference Centre 007 Malvern
Chair: Gareth Dart

   

Exploring the conceptions of disability held by indigenous secondary school students with disabilitiesCarly Christensen

Academics’ understandings and experiences of internationalisation of the curriculum at three universities
Nicola Savvides, Kings College, London

Glocalising inclusive and equitable quality education: Exploring with teachers their craft knowledge of inclusive pedagogy Eddy Li

Closing the educational gap by mobilising family and community capital : learning from the experience of Sikh familiesJaswinder Dhillon

17.00 Close of meeting  
19.00 Conference Dinner (optional)
Venue: Browns at the Quay, South Quay, Worcester, WR1 2JN
Cost: Buffet supper £20.00 per head
Book through: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bridging-the-global-educational-gap-evening-supper-tickets-35022250494

Friday 23rd June 2017

 09.15 Registration
Room: Conference Centre  004 Worcester
 09.30 Introduction
‘Revisiting knowledge mobilisation through translational research: new ways of working’  
Dr Sarah Younie, Reader in Education, Innovation and Technology, De Montfort University 
Room: Conference Centre  004 Worcester
 10.00  

Session 7
Each presentation will be 30 minutes long including time for questions

Room: Conference Centre 008 Redditch
Chair: Dr Sarah Younie

 

Session 8
Each presentation will be 30 minutes long including time for questions

Room: Conference Centre 007 Malvern
Chair: Dr Nicola Savvides

 

Why is it so difficult for teacher educators to innovate? A study from Kenya Kris Stutchbury

Co-constructing teacher education programmes in international schools  – Lizbeth Bullough

 

Approaches to Learning in Early Years Settings in the UK, Norway and Uganda: A convergence of practice in context?Patricia Beckley

How do we bridge the global educational gap through access to quality Early Childhood Education for Sustainability (ECEfS) in low income countries? Valerie Huggins

 11.00 Coffee
Room : Conference Centre  004 Worcester
 11.30  

Session 9
Each presentation will be 30 minutes long including time for questions

Room: Conference Centre 008 Redditch
Chair: David Hunt

Session 10
Each presentation will be 30 minutes long including time for questions

Room: Conference Centre 007 Malvern
Chair: Dr Pinky Jain

   

The internationalisation of the self: edutourism and cultural learning in China Jan Bamford

Global aspiration in the parental perception of quality education Richa Goswami

 

Twenty First Century Leadership: The Need for Complexity Training Bernard Oliver

Are Values Really Valuable In Real Life – Kerem Coskun

 12.30 Closing session
Room: Conference Centre  004 Worcester
13.00 Lunch
Room: Conference Centre  004 Worcester

Conference Organising Committee:
Dr Pinky Jain, University of Worcester (BERA SIG Comparative and International Education)
Dr Nicola Savvides, Kings College London (BERA SIG Comparative and International Education)
Dr Sarah Younie, De Montfort University (BERA SIG Educational Research and Educational Policy Making)

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