Teacher Education for Equity and Sustainability Network Conference 2022.
Key event will this year focus on "Re-Imagining Teacher Education: Transforming Learning for a Just and Sustainable World".
The budding network of academics and researchers based in the UK who are involved with the ANGEL network and/or have been involved with TEESNet held a face to face meeting on 13 June at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) - hosted by Dr Karen Pashby.
The ANGEL / TEESNet Partnership Network, formed in 2021, is primarily for researchers involved in work focused on global social justice issues and education for sustainable development. An initial webpage can be seen here: https://angel-network.net/ANGEL_TEESNet
In addition to a series of short papers by researchers linked to MMU, over 20 academics spent the day identifying areas of commonality, potential joint initiatives, ideas for research and future events. What was seen as most important for everyone was the opportunity to meet face to face, share ideas in a more informal space, and spend quality time together.
There were 3 parallel conversations in small groups, one on methodology, one on decoloniality and the role of the researcher.
Amongst a wide range of ideas expressed, the following points were made:
From the discussions, it is planned to have an online meeting of the Network in the early autumn with a view to having an annual face to face meeting, perhaps hosed by a different university every year.
Already there are a number of collaborative events planned including a symposium at the BERA Conference on September 7th at Liverpool University, and various inputs at the TEESNet conference on September 28th.
For further information about the network, contact from Doug Bourn or Kester Muller.