I am based in the Faculty of Education where I lead Wider Perspectives in Education, a core element of Year 3 of the BAQTS degree for trainee primary teachers. Wider Perspectives in Education aims to broaden students' understanding of education and the role of teachers in addressing wider social, moral and global issues, relevant to children growing up in the 21st century.
My role with Hope draws heavily on my work with Liverpool World Centre (http://liverpoolworldcentre.org), a Development Education Centre (DEC) and a member of the national consortium of DECs (CoDEC - http://globalclassrooms.org.uk). LWC works with schools, community groups and teacher education to make global issues relevant to the lives of young people. We work locally, nationally and in an international context with European partners.
I am also Director of TEESNet (Teacher Education for Equity and Sustainability), a UK wide network of universities, NGOs and schools, which I lead in partnership with colleagues at Hope - http://teesnet.ning.com . TEESNet hosts an annual conference at Hope and we welcome paper submissions and contributions.
My interests focus on Education for Global Citizenship and related 'educations' and I am interested in the learning process for people's critical engagement in and with global society, which I am pursuing via PhD research.