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Friday 4 October 2019 9.30am for 10am start, 5.30pm finish

National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place



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3rd Global Teacher Ed. Knowledge Mobilisation (KMb) Summit for the UN's SDG 4c

Introducing 5 tested KMb models for providing the latest research-based knowledge knowledge for teachers regardless of location, and outlining the Marginal Gains strategy for achieving SDG4c.

Friday 4 October 2019 9:30am to 2pm National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE UK followed by afternoon tea at the House of Lords.

Those arriving the night before are invited to an informal get together on Thursday 3 October 6pm -the location will be added here when this is confirmed.

This third Summit is focused on ways different education stakeholders can use existing resousrces to

- contribute to education becoming an evidence-informed profession in developed and developing countries and in soe doing

- contribute to the achievement of the UNESCO 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Input will include impact of and models for implementation of the 'marginal gains' and knowledge mobilisation strategy developed from discussions from the first Summits.

The overall focus of the summit is on mobilising research-based knowledge for teaching and making this openly available to teachers everywhere - using digital tools to support open access. See www.meshguides.org for the prototype of an open education knowledge repository A-Z.

Background to the Summit

Irina Bokova Director General of UNESCO has identified the potential for "teachers and teacher educators to act as change agents" in the achieving of UNESCO's Sustainable Development Goal 4 - Improving the quality of education by 2030. These Summits are designed as think tanks to bring together ideas to support achievement of the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 4 within the Education 2030 Framework for Action. UNESCO, the OECD and national governments have repeatedly identified teacher retention, teacher quality, teacher education, knowledge mobilisation, and evidence informed practice as providing major challenges to education systems. This Summit builds on the outcomes of the first summits which identified a low cost ‘marginal gains’ strategy for engaging teacher educators as change agents to achieve SDG4 (using low cost digital tools and infrastructure).

At the Summit, everyone should expect to play an active role in challenging ideas and in the free exchange of ideas and knowledge. Speakers have 5 minutes to present. These inputs are then followed by discussion.

Participants will be grouped to facilitate knowledge sharing sometimes between similar groups and sometimes between disparate groups.

9.30am: registration

10.am Welcome

Gary Brace previously UK National Commission for UNESCO Vice-Chair and Director for Education and now chair of the MESH Policy Group.

Progress update from the last Summit Dr Sarah Younie, co-chair Education Futures Collaboration charity (MESH), ITTE board members and De Montfort University.

10.15 International Report Progress on the UN's SDG4 - high points and continuing challenges

- speaker to be confirmed

10.30 6 models for translational research for education - developed and tested since the 2017 Summit:

Panel of speakers actively engaged in developing and testing the models.

11.15 coffee and networking

11.45 am Discussions in groups. Do the models work for participants? Could their organisations implement these? What are the opportunities? What are the barriers?

12.30 pm LUNCH

1.15pm Responses to the models

Inputs from Universities and National Research Assessment requirements, Professional Associations, Charities.Publishers, Companies, Teachers/Lecturers

Responses from other Knowledge Mobilisation organisations: Cochrane Collabroation. Wikipedia

Round Table Discussions in groups with similar responsibilities and interests

2pm move to House of Lords

3pm (for 3.30pm start) -5pm Afternoon Tea - House of Lords

Places are limited to ensure a balance of experiences of those partiipating.

Key Documents

The key documents that inform this event are

Additional information

The YouTube channel for previous presentations and slides can be found on: Teacher Education 4_UNESCO SDG4

The Summit hashtag is #TeacherKmb

Bursaries are avialable to support applicants who wish to make a case for a bursary.

If you require an invitation letter for your visa please email enquiries@meshguides.org.

We look forward to meeting you.

Professor Marilyn Leask, Professor Christina Preston and Dr Sarah Younie

on behalf of the sponsoring organisations


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email enquiries@meshguides.org with any questions. Telephone Prof. Marilyn Leask on +44 (0)7568520447

What's the refund policy?

We offer a 14 day cancellation period, unfortunately any requests for a refund received after this time cannot be accepted.

Do you offer group booking discounts?

Yes, we offer discounts for group of 5 or more. Please click here to enquire about a group booking.

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