Monday, 11 October, 2021 - 11:52

New ANGEL Seminar Series now confirmed for 2021 and 2022.

To further the project aims of the Academic Network on Global Education & Learning - of building an international community of researchers and scholars in the field of GE, and responding to event feedback from members, we are happy to confirm a regular series of shorter, research-focused events called the ANGEL Seminar Series. This series, created with the needs of members in mind, but open to all, is aimed mainly at Global Education professionals, as well as anyone with an interest in research in the fields of Development Education, Global Citizenship Education, Human Rights Education, Education for Sustainable Development, Education for Peace, and Intercultural Education.

The project aims to host around 6 events during each academic year, with a schedule of dates confirmed at the beginning of the autumn term.

All events are free and open to all, but please do register in advance. Some sessions may feature follow-on informal member-only sessions. 

Project background

The Academic Network on Global Education & Learning (ANGEL) network is the most comprehensive network of Global Learning professionals, with members in more than 70 countries. ANGEL facilitates the sharing of research and news, organises networking and conferences, and aims to form a pool of experts which can become a resource for policymakers in search of strong research grounding for policy development. ANGEL is a EU-funded partnership project of Global Education Network Europe and the Development Education Research Centre at the UCL Institute of Education.

Confirmed sessions for 2021

NOV 08, 13:00-14:30. Climate Change Education: Reflecting on COP26.

Panel event looking at the present state of, and future of climate change education. Featuring:

  • Knut Hjelleset (RORG-network)
  • Helen Kopnina (Northumbria University / The Hague University of Applied Sciences)
  • Noah Weeth Feinstein (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Bernard Combes (UNESCO)
  • And Chaired by Nicole Blum (DERC / UCL Institute of Education)


DEC 02, 13:30 - 14:45. From Development Education to Global Citizenship Education.

Seminar exploring how changing paradigms and practices in international development cooperation resonate with evolving trends in DE and GCE. Featuring Jan Van Ongevalle (HIVA-KU Leuven), and 2 respondents who will react to the topics discussed and help stimulate discussion: Liam Wegimont (Global Education Network Europe) and La Salete Coelho (University of Porto & Polytechnic of Viana do Castelo).


Dates for 2022

JAN 19, 14:00 - 15:30. Special focus: Research on Teacher Education.

Presentations on the topic of teacher education, hosted by the ANGEL Special Interest Group on Teacher Education and featuring presentations by its convenors: Mónica Lourenço (Universidade de Aveiro), Qudsia Kalsoom (Beaconhouse National University) and Benjamin Mallon (Dublin City University). Also featuring research presentations from Annette Scheunpflug, Susanne Timm and Dorothea Taube (University of Bamberg), on the topic of: ‘Teaching global citizenship education’.


FEB 9, 14:00 - 15:15. Cooperation between NGOs & schools: Conditions for success.

This session, led by the University of Bamberg, reflects on the culture of NGOs coming into schools to enhance the practice of global citizenship education, and aims to collect existing research and discuss the related challenges for NGO’s. Featuring Annette Scheunpflug, Lena Eich and Marina Wagener (University of Bamberg)


May 10, 16:30 - 17:45. Hospicing Modernity: Facing Humanity’s Wrongs and the Implications for Social Activism.

Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti (University of British Columbia) will deliver a research seminar based on her new book that brings together stories and exercises related to facing volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity in our challenging times.


JUN 1, 14:00 - 15:30. Global Education in Latin America.

Modelled on sessions from the ANGEL Conference 2021, this session will feature a number of short presentations from academics across Latin America, and aims to highlight and analyse regional differences in the development and implementation of global learning policies and practices. This session is developed and hosted by La Salete Coelho (University of Porto & Polytechnic of Viana do Castelo) and Adelina Calvo Salvador (Universidad de Cantabria). 


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