Tuesday, 25 May, 2021 - 16:00

ANGEL Conference 2021: Pedagogy Of Hope And Global Social Justice. 


The Academic Network for Global Education & Learning (ANGEL), sponsored and supported by Global Education Network Europe and the Development Education Research Centre at the UCL Institute of Education, invites you to attend the fourth international ANGEL conference on 25, 26 & 27th May 2021. This key event for Global Education professionals will now be held entirely online, in response to both the pandemic, and to the need to improve accessibility and international involvement.

You can find information and documentation about previous ANGEL events on these pages.


Theme, aims and format

The event theme this year is 'Pedagogy Of Hope And Global Social Justice'.


  • To review and reflect upon the role of global learning and global citizenship education in providing visions of hope for social change 
  • To discuss the role of global social justice as a pedagogical approach in response to the challenges and inequalities in the world identified from COVID-19 

Key topics:

  • Challenges for global learning and global citizenship education post COVID-19
  • Providing visions and ways forward for learning about global themes
  • Lessons from research in schools or other settings on the most effective ways to engage learners in playing a positive role in shaping a more just and sustainable world  
  • Contribution of higher education to building a pedagogy of hope and global social justice  
  • Role of civil society organisations in equipping learners with the knowledge, skills and values to take action on social justice and sustainability issues

The event will offer a mixture of plenary sessions, workshops, paper presentations, and networking, split over 5 sessions and 3 days. All sessions will be delivered via Zoom.

  • The conference will be conducted in English
  • All sessions will be recorded


Who's coming?

Aimed at academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from around the world, it is anticipated that sessions and presentations will cover all sectors of education, evidence from empirical based research, as well as discussion on relations between the research and policy spheres.

Sessions and tickets

The conference is made up of 5 sessions over 3 days. The ticket you purchase via the Eventbrite registration page entitles you to attend all sessions. You will receive invitations nearer the time to register for the individual sessions, allowing for better workshopping and breakout opportunities. Tickets vary from £10 to £25. Early bird tickets are available (until 31 March), as well as concessions for early career researchers and those based in low and middle-income countries.

Sessions (final times, in GMT, to be defined ASAP):

  1. Tuesday 25th, PM. Opening panel: Pedagogy Of Hope And Global Social Justice. With Professor Carlos Alberto Torres (UCLA) and Dr Manuela Mesa (Education and Research Centre for La Paz).
  2. Wednesday 26th, PM. New research: Paper presentation session.
  3. Wednesday 26th, PM. Mapping the GCED sector in Europe and North America. With Professor Lynette Shultz (University of Alberta) and Professor Massimiliano Tarozzi (University of Bologna).
  4. Thursday 27th, AM. Global Education in the Asia and Pacific region. With Dr Karena Menzie-Ballantyne (CQUniversity Australia), Professor Hyun Mook Lim (Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding), Dr Yoko Mochizuki (UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development) and Associate Professor Jun Teng (Beijing Normal University).
  5. Thursday 27th, AM. Global Education in Africa. With Professor Olivia Adwoa Tiwaah Frimpong Kwapong (University of Ghana) and Professor Jose Frantz (University of the Western Cape).



  • Are you interested in presenting your research at the conference? Please see our call for papers page for more details. Abstracts must be submitted by the end of 31 March 2021.
  • Are you interested in chairing a discussion or being a facilitator in a workshop session? Get in touch.


Spread the word

The ANGEL project exists to provide a community for our membership. We depend on our membership to help generate interest in our gatherings and to bring their energy and ideas to the event on the day. Please think about who could benefit from this event and spread the word to them. Please use the Twitter hashtag #ANGELConference2021. Below are a number of materials that will make it easier to share this information.



Any enquiries should be sent to: 


ANGEL Network,
Development Education Research Centre (DERC)
UCL Institute of Education
33 Bedford Place
London WC1B 5JU

Partner organisations

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