Sustainability, peace and education – Exploring promise and practice

3 May 2018, 9.30 AM - 3 May 2018, 5.00 PM

BAICE 20th Anniversary Symposium

4th floor, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol

Sustainable development and education’s role within it is an important contemporary priority for Comparative and International Education. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) now command widespread global attention. Sustainable development has risen up the global agenda. At the same time actors across educational institutions and community settings, have responded creatively to the social and environmental challenges of sustainability with innovative programmes, practices and pedagogies. Over the course of the day we will explore multiple perspectives on the interface between theory, policy and practice for sustainability in education through a mixed format of keynote presentation and interactive break-out sessions.  

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE), the one-day symposium will bring together diverse perspectives on education and sustainability, including those drawn from the study of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), sustainability within development studies, and sustainable peace. The Symposium aims to critically interrogate the SDG agenda, but also to explore the creative possibilities through which educational policies, practices, pedagogies and processes might embody or enable improved sustainability. 

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