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Building a Curriculum for a Sustainable Future

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There is no time like the present to look at our world as it is. This important truth has been brought home to us by Covid-19. Plastic, food and water waste on the one hand: poverty, global warming and disease on the other. How can we balance the needs of our growing cities while also respecting the needs of our planet? There is no doubt that we live in a challenging moment in history. But what about the future?

Education for Sustainable Development allows every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future (UNESCO 2014). So can the lessons we learn together in the present contribute to brighter days ahead? Can the curriculum we build together in the classrooms of today offer hope for the world of tomorrow?

To tackle these vital questions, The British Curriculum Forum presents “Building a Curriculum for a Sustainable Future”, an interactive virtual conference event bringing together educators from schools, colleges and universities from across the UK nations with a passion for curriculum and sustainable development. We warmly invite you to join us if you want to make a difference.

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Gerry Czerniawski, Professor

Professor of Education/Research Degrees Leader at University of East London

Gerry Czerniawski runs the Professional Doctorate in Education at UEL and teaches on Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses. In addition to his role as a researcher, author and teacher educator he is the Lead Editor of the BERA Blog and a...


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Richard Greenwood, Dr

Senior Lecturer at Stranmillis University College

Dr Richard Greenwood has been a senior lecturer in primary teacher education at Stranmillis University College in Belfast for 30 years. His specialist areas are geography in the primary school, outdoor learning and cross-curricular approaches in...

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Jacquie Ayre, Mrs

Global Learning Education Officer at Liverpool World Centre

Jacquie has more than 30 years’ experience as a secondary school teacher and Faculty lead for Citizenship and PSHE in the North West of England. She has taught an extensive range of subjects including Citizenship and PSHE, Geography, History,...

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Amy Mulvenna

Charles Dickens Primary School

Amy is a teacher and researcher invested in arts-based, creative approaches to mapping praxis and participatory research with children and young people. Her recently completed PhD project is titled 'Playing with Place: everyday politics and...

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Rahul Karavadra


Rahul is an engagement manager at Lyfta, the immersive and interactive edtech platform that allows pupils to build connections with new people, places and cultures, and brings powerful human stories from across the globe into the classroom. In...

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Elena Lengthorn

Senior Lecturer at University of Worcester

Elena Lengthorn is a senior lecturer in teacher education at the University of Worcester. She leads the secondary geography PGCE programme and is a member of the Sustainability and Responsible Futures Committee at the institution. Her work on...

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