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Education: A Global Perspective Conference

The University of Worcester, in association with the British Educational Research Association Special Interest Groups for ‘Comparative and International Education’ and ‘Educational Research and Educational Policy-making’, invite you to participate in an international conference taking place on 21st-22nd June 2016 at the University of Worcester, UK.

This exciting conference entitled ‘Education: A Global Perspective’ will explore important themes such as Internationalisation of the Curriculum, Globalizing Teacher Education, Evidence-Informed Practice and Self Improving Systems, Diversity, Global Citizenship, Intercultural Education, Unesco Education 2030: A Framework for Action and Education in a Global Context to support the development of a vision of education as a self-improving evidence-based sector with international collaboration.

The Conference will be a great forum for the presentation of new ideas and research. It is aimed at leading researchers; academics; consultants; professionals working in fields of international education, curriculum development, education policy and practice; and practitioners and research students from their respective domains of interests. The conference will provide an opportunity to collaborate and explore ideas to expand and develop theory and practice.

Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

We are inviting proposals which address questions of ‘A Global Perspective in Education’ in relation to, for example, curriculum development, policy and practice; development of higher education; global citizenship; intercultural education and internationalisation of education. We welcome proposals which engage with the interconnections and synergies between these different areas and which also challenge us on ways in which we can contribute to positive change.


Proposals are welcomed in the following formats:

  • Paper presentations
  • Workshop/discussion leaders
  • Panel discussion/Q&A
  • Poster presentations

We welcome proposals from individuals and groups of colleagues, from academics and from those working to promote a global approach to education.

There may be a publication associated with the conference and, following the conference, participants will have the option of submitting a paper for consideration.

Submit a Conference Proposal

Please submit an abstract of 250 words giving an overview of what you would like to present.

Schedule of Events

Abstract submission deadline: Tuesday 29th March 2016

Acceptance notification:   Tuesday 12th April 2016

Regular registration deadline: Friday 6th May 2016

Conference dates: Tuesday 21st June 2016 – Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Conference Steering Group

Conference Steering Group

Dr Pinky Jain is a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at University of Worcester and is Co-convenor of the BERA SIG Comparative and International Education. Her research has focused on primary maths teaching, internationalisation of the curriculum and professional development. Pinky leads on international development within the Institute of Education at University of Worcester, and teaches on the BA QTS and PGCE (Primary Mathematics Modules, Professional Studies and Independent Research Modules), is Subject Leader for Primary Mathematics and is Programme Leader for the PGCE Mathematics Specialist Pathway.

Professor Marilyn Leask

Professor Leask is chair of the Education Futures Charity. She has held a number of roles related to evidence-informed practice and national change. At the Training and Development Agency for schools she worked with representatives across key government agencies and international bodies commissioning material to support evidence-informed practice and investigating tools and services which would support evidence-informed practice in classrooms. She has held research roles at the National Foundation for Educational Research and the University of Cambridge and was research professor at Brunel University and the University of Bedfordshire. Her research expertise is in strategies for embedding change in national systems, teacher knowledge and the role of digital tools in realizing the concept of the education sector as a self-improving system. She was a member of the RAE2008 Education Panel, and is currently an elected member of the council for the British Educational Research Association, the board of the IT in Teacher Education professional association and the board of the Council for Subject Associations. She is convenor of the BERA Educational Research and Policy making Special Interest Group.

Dr Nicola Savvides is a Lecturer in Higher Education at Kings College London and is Convenor of the BERA SIG Comparative and International Education. Her research has focused on internationalisation of higher education, intercultural education and the European dimension in education. Nicola is Deputy Programme Leader for the Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education and teaches on the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, leading modules on Assessment and Feedback and International Perspectives in Teaching and Learning.

Dr Sarah Younie

Dr Younie is a Reader in Education, Innovation and Technology at De Montfort University and is Associate Editor for the Journal of Technology, Pedagogy and Education. Dr Younie is a founder member of 'Education Futures Collaboration' (EFC) charity, and MESH (Mapping Education Specialist knowHow) translational research initiative. She has been involved in international research for over twenty five years, including the use of digital technologies in educational settings for UNESCO, EU, UK government agencies, BBC, HEA and JISC. She has worked as a teacher and researcher in secondary schools, universities and, as the UK Chair of the National Subject Association of IT in Teacher Education (ITTE), she has conducted national research, including evidence for the Parliamentary Select Committee Inquiry into Education.