TEESNet aims to develop a UK wide community of understanding, practice and research in Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESD/GC) within Teacher Education through collaboration between universities, schools, NGOs and other educational bodies and organisations.  

TEESNet is co-hosted through a unique partnership between Liverpool World Centre and Liverpool Hope University, reflecting the model of collaboration we are seeking to promote. As a UK wide network we have over 300 members and a steering group with representation from across the four UK nations, including universities, the University Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) and organisations such as Think Global and Oxfam.

TEESNet and the Sustainable Development Goals

TEESNet’s main focus of activity is an annual conference which aims to connect research with practice, and facilitate dialogue between different sectors orientated towards ESD/GC. The 2017 conference will explore the meaning of quality education in the context of the SDGs, and what this means for teacher education and schools in divergent local, national and global contexts (link below). This builds on a series of successful conferences exploring the role of ESD/GC in contributing to a meaningful curriculum and how this might be monitored and evaluated. Conference proceedings can also be found via the link below.

Other activities include contributions to academic publications. A recent article in the journal Management in Education outlined the landscape of ESD/GC in teacher education across the four UK regions (see link below). TEESNet also develops links with other networks both nationally and  internationally, and is a member of UNESCO’s International Network of Teacher Education Institutions on ESD. TEESNet is currently leading an initiative to develop collaboration on promoting the SDGs in teacher education, possibly as a research project, and welcomes expressions of interest in relation to this.

To find out more please contact Andrea Bullivant or Karen Wynne

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