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Introducing Learning For Equity And Sustainability In Initial Teacher Education – a facilitated online professional learning programme

Started Mar 10, 2020

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Full course description

“(Learning for Equity and Sustainability) empowers learners to take informed decisions and responsible actions for environmental integrity, economic viability and a just society, for present and future generations, while respecting cultural diversity. It is about lifelong learning and is an integral part of quality education” UNESCO 2018


Why participate?

In 2015, the United Nations published the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlining a vision for 2030 to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The urgent need for education which can support all young people to question, debate and act in relation to local and global issues, becomes increasingly clear.

Developed through collaboration between teacher educators across the UK, this professional learning will support you to develop the confidence to plan for, and implement, Learning for Equity and Sustainability (LfES) in your ITE practice, inspiring new teachers who can support young peoples’ engagement with local and global issues

Engagement in this fully funded course will:

  • Support your understanding of the concepts and pedagogical approaches in LfES
  • Inspire you to transform your practice with student teachers
  • Significantly enhance your students’ educational experience
  • Give access to a national network of like-minded teacher educators


Who is this course for?

Are you a teacher educator,

  • working in a teacher education institution such as a university, or as a school-based teacher educator and mentor in the UK?
  • at the start of your journey in embedding Learning for Equity and Sustainability within your ITE practice?
  • familiar with some of the LfES associated themes and approaches, but have little experience of implementing them in your workplace and teaching?

If your answer is ‘yes’ to these questions then this course is for you!


What will be involved? 

The course involves participation in online discussions and activities in three course modules, at a time that is convenient for you over a six week period. You will be supported by skilled facilitators with a background in Learning for Equity and Sustainability and online learning and do not need any advanced technical expertise to take part.


What will be asked of you?

During the course you are asked to

  • Commit to at least 2 hours per fortnight of participation 
  • Contribute to online discussion forums
  • Plan the future development of an aspect of LfES practice in your setting
  • Share your reflections on your learning with the group through online discussions
  • Complete a British Council online pre and post course survey.

While participating in this course you will:

  • Develop collaborative practice and engage in peer learning in relation to LfES
  • Reflect critically on the values, dispositions, skills and knowledges required to address LfES
  • Critically consider key concepts and pedagogical approaches for LfES in local, national and global contexts
  • Apply in practice and reflect on the impact of approaches to LfES on yourself, your students and your wider institution