Children and young people are growing up into an uncertain, unequal and interdependent world, where questions about sustainability, security and justice play a large role. This seminar for teachers and other educators shares recent developments concerning schools, sustainability and global learning on the national and international stage, and invites participants to discuss possibilities and challenges for our school system.
Professor Robin Alexander is Chair of the Cambridge Primary Review Trust, past President of the British Association for International and Comparative Education and one of the UK’s most prominent educationalists. Sustainability and global citizenship are among the Trust’s priorities.
“The children who were most confident that climate change need not overwhelm them were those whose schools had decided to replace unfocussed fear by factual information and practical strategies”
(from Children, their World, their Education: final report of the Cambridge Primary Review)
Cathryn Gathercole is the Director of Tide~ global learning. She has been working on a European project to develop indicators against the proposed Sustained Development Goal for education for sustainability and global citizenship.
Draft Sustainable Development Goal 4.7: “By 2030 ensure all learners acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development.”
The seminar is hosted by Birmingham City Council’s Sustainability and Climate Change team, in partnership with the Cambridge Primary Review Trust and Tide~ global learning.
A complimentary lunch will be available immediately after the seminar. We are asking participants for a £30 donation towards venue hire and the cost of refreshments.