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      3rd Global Knowledge Mobilisation Summit: Supporting the UN's SDG 4: High quality education for all via the MESHGuides Knowledge Transfer process in London

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      April 22, 2020

      Wednesday   1:30 PM

      Central London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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      3rd Global Knowledge Mobilisation Summit: Supporting the UN's SDG 4: High quality education for all via the MESHGuides Knowledge Transfer process

      Advance notice: Booking is open for the 3rd Global Teacher Ed. Knowledge Mobilisation (KMb) Summit for the UN's SDG 4c  APPLICATIONS FOR TICKETS MAY BE MADE BELOW BUT THE ORGANISERS WILL PRIORITISE APPLICATIONS FROM ORGANISATIONS WITH THE POWER TO CHANGE KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PRACTICES AND FOUNDER MEMBERS, ASSOCIATES, GENERAL MEMBERS AND MESHGUIDE AUTHORS.  The focus is on Knowledge Transfer processes to support teacher access to the latest research-based knowledge Via MESHGuide knowledge maps  This event is for educators, policy makers, NGOs, and those looking for  innovative ways of improving teachers’ access to research-based knowledge to support professional development and to support local communities in their access to knowledge..  Timings are provisional. Speaker names will be added as they are confirmed. The Summit builds on the work from earlier Summits and will introduce 5 tested Knowledge Mobilisation (KMb) models for providing the latest research-based knowledge knowledge for teachers regardless of location. The ‘Marginal Gains’ knowledge transfer strategy for achieving SDG4c will also be introduced. 1.30pm  Central London,  followed by afternoon tea at 3.30pm for a 4pm start to 5.30pm the House of Lords. Please note places are limited to facilitate an interactive event and to ensure balance in the organisations represented. This third Summit is focused on ways researchers, teachers, NGOs and other  education stakeholders can use existing resources to - contribute to education becoming an evidence-informed profession in developed and developing countries and in so doing - contribute to the achievement of the UNESCO 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Input will include outlining the implementation of  'marginal gains' knowledge mobilisation models developed  from the first Summits: Model 1: NGOs with the MESH network of volunteer researchers and teachers - the example of VSOs work on Early Years Education in Emergencies. Model 2: Professional Associations contributing MESHGuides - how and why they did it. Examples from BATOD, the Dyslexia Association, the Technology, Pedagogy and Education professional association.  Model 3: Regional and local networks – sponsored by universities training teachers - examples from the University of Winchester UK,  and the University of Melbourne, Australia. Model 4: Mobilising knowledge from PhD theses. Examples from Africa, UK and Pakistan Model 5: Mobilising knowledge from Specialist Research Units – Examples from Microbiology at De Montfort University, UK and Classroom Dialogue at the University of Cambridge, UK. a sixth model which offers great potential but which requires changes within the education system to be sustainable within existing resources is the teacher-researcher collaborative research model. The overall focus of the summit is on models for knowledge transfer and in particular, mobilising research-based knowledge for teaching, and making this knowledge openly available via MESHGuide knowledge maps/research summaries to teachers everywhere - using digital tools to support open access. See 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). The Programme 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  groups with different remits. Beforehand there will be an informal networking event the evening before and  from 9.30am on the day. Venues to be announced but central London. 1pm Registration and networking  1.30pm Welcome  1.40pm Progress update from the last Summit Professor Sarah Younie, co-chair Education Futures Collaboration charity (MESH), ITTE board members and De Montfort University. Professionalising teaching: benchmarking against other professions: Professor Marilyn Leask co-chair Education Futures Collaboration charity (MESH), ITTE board members and De Montfort University. 1.50pm International Report: Progress on the UN's SDG4 - high points and continuing challenges - speaker to be confirmed 2.00pm International Report: OECD's Teaching and Learning International Survey data 2.10pm 5 models for translational research for education - developed and tested since the 2017 Summit The Panel of speakers will be those actively engaged in developing and testing the models. 2.30pm Discussion in groups. Do the models work for participants? Could their organisations implement these? What are the opportunities? What are the barriers? 2.50pm Responses to the models Inputs to the day will include - addressing university’s and national research assessment requirements and the roles of , 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 3.20pm move to House of Lords 4pm -5.30pm Afternoon Tea - House of Lords Discussions and presentations will continue. Places are limited. Afterwards Afterwards there will be an informal networking event at the Old Shades Pub in Whitehall. Food and drinks are available for individual purchase. Key Documents The key documents that inform this event are: Making a difference to teacher quality – to ensure inclusive and quality education for all by 2020: report from the first Global Teacher Education Knowledge Mobilisation Summit (link to come) Marginal Gains strategy (link to come) Why Pedagogy Matters: the role of pedagogy in Education 2030: A policy advice paper: Kay Livingston, Michele Schweisfurth, Gary Brace and Moira Nash, May 2017 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 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 We look forward to meeting you. Professor Marilyn Leask, Professor Christina Preston and Dr Sarah Younie on behalf of the sponsoring organisations FAQs How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please email 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? No. This is a meeting for those actively seeking solutions to knowledge transfer challenges so that their research can reach the teacher audence worldwide.  

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