We are proud of our longstanding relationships with local universities including Liverpool Hope and LJMU, and even more proud of the fact that this work continues to grow and evolve year on year.
For many years our focus has been on working with teacher trainees and education students, however, this year has seen us develop some new and exciting strands of work in other areas. We are delighted to be working with the University of Liverpool’s School of Life Sciences on their ‘Science and Civic Society Award’, providing a combination of participatory sessions exploring global citizenship themes and community/voluntary sector placements for students. We are only halfway through, but the university is looking to embed the work into degree courses for the coming year, a great result for the LWC team!
We have also delivered sessions for LJMU students within their Visual Storytelling module, a great opportunity for us to share some of our work around digital storytelling and the use of image in participatory education.
We are quietly developing new work with LJMU in teacher education. We also continue to work with Liverpool Hope University supporting staff in teacher education to enhance their global learning strand, supporting trainee teachers in developing their skills, and opening up the world of global education and global citizenship for BA Education students through a series of guest lectures that sit alongside their community placements. We are working with providers including Asylumlink Merseyside, Farm Urban, Shaping Futures and many more on this year’s placements, offering students a unique and inspiring glimpse into the world of education outside the classroom.
TEESNet continues to thrive under the leadership of LWC Director Andrea Bullivant, and through the network we are constantly developing new work and relationships with universities and academics working in the field of global education. There’s so much more to do, but we are proud of our contributions to the continuation and development of this work in the UK and beyond.