2nd Teacher Ed. Knowledge Mobilisation Summit: UNESCO Education 2030 Framew...
2nd Teacher Ed. Knowledge Mobilisation Summit for the UNESCO Education 2030 Framework for Action
You are invited to register an interest in attending the second in a series of high level summits that aim to bring together teachers and teacher educators with policy makers and research funders to formulate, implement and monitor solutions to the challenges presented by the UNESCO World Education Forum to keep the global teacher workforce up to date.
Places are limited to ensure a balance of attendees from different education sector orgnaisations and with different responsibilities: teachers, teacher educators, aid agencies, policy makers so you are invited to submit a paragraph about what you would bring to the Summit by email to email@example.com.
This event follows the first Summit in 2016 where a number of low cost 'marginal gain' strategies were identified as likely to bring about change if a large number of educational stakeholders adopted these new practices.
The event will therefore include reporting on progress on the strategies agreed following the 2016 Summit as well as pooling knowledge to address specific challenges to improving outcomes for children in classrooms world wide. Currently proposals are being developed for the 2017 TEdKMb Summit but likely foci are teacher quality and qualifications, attrition and motivation.
Following the 2016 event, interest has been expressed in establishing an International Deans of Education network to, among other activities, co-ordinate efforts to support UNESCO's SDG4 goal of improving the education of all children. If you wish to be involved in this initiative please in the first instance email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The key documents that informed the 2016 event were
- UNESCO (2015) Education 2030 Framework for Action;
- OECD (February 2016) Teaching Excellence through Professional Learning and Policy Reform: lessons from around the world; and this website,
- The International Task Force on Education on Teachers for Education 2030
This event is sponsored by the Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education, the Universities Council for the Education of Teachers, the MirandaNet Fellowship and the Education Futures Collaboration charity (MESHGuides). Other sponsors will be added during the year as plans are developed.
Policy makers, charities that fund educational research, aid agencies, teacher educators and researchers are all invited to contribute. Based on a free exchange of ideas and knowledge the goal is to work on solutions to the challenges of teacher quality, knowledge mobilization, knowledge management, teacher education and evidence-informed practice that have been repeatedly identified in reports over the last decade from UNESCO and OECD as well as reports from many national governments (see references).
All countries face the challenge of keeping teachers up to date beyond their initial training. In 2016 key speakers outlined ASEAN, UNESCO and EU challenges as well as initiatives including innovative responses developed by educators from Pakistan, Australia, the Philippines, the UK and other EU countries.
The focus of the 2016 Summit was how Teacher Education could be supported globally by digital tools to help achieve the goals in the UNESCO Education 2030 Framework for Action. Low cost, sustainable models of institutional and professional development using digital tools were explored.
Attendees will be invited to submit their questions and problems beforehand to enable other attendees and panel members to prepare for discussions focused on these issues.
Confirmed speakers who will be providing a framework for the discussions at the event will be added here as they are confirmed.
Professor Joanna Hughes, Queens University Belfast, UNESCO Chair, on Shared Education
Dr Kate Reynolds: Networking: International Deans of Education network - a progress report and BERTIE - a web crawler dedicated to education
Dr Sarah Younie: Progress in curating the publishing of research summaries/digests so they are accessible via mobile phones including the MESHGuides initiative www.meshguides.org
to be confirmed: Networking educators worldwide: progress in curating networks so that teachers anywhere can find people like them for collaboration and knowledge sharing
to be confirmed: Finding educational evidence-based reports via Educational web crawlers: an overview of developments including BERTIE as an specialist education webcrawler
Progress reports from the other actions identified in the 2016 TEdKMb report will be included here once speakers have been confirmed.
Marilyn Leask and Sarah Younie