Dr Anne-Maria Brennan from the Centre for Professional Practice at the Global Forum on Balanced and Inclusive Education in Mexico City

Dr Anne-Maria Brennan, a lecturer at the Centre for Professional Practice, recently took part in the Global Forum on Balanced and Inclusive Education which was held in Mexico City.

The UN-backed Forum has been tasked to work on the Universal Declaration on Balanced and Inclusive Education, part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 4 which seeks to ‘Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.’

As part of the Forum, Dr Brennan gave a presentation entitled From practice to policy…  to practice: the UK experience in a plenary session on Achieving SDG4, from theory to practice.

Commenting on her presentation she said ‘the aim was to highlight the need to use evidence-based practice to inform policy, whilst also ensuring the loop is closed by feeding back into practice in a reflective cycle.’

She also formally endorsed the International Call for Balanced and Inclusive Education as Vice President of Science Engagement at the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation.

The work of the Forum will form part of next July’s UN High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals. This will review and refine six key goals of the 17 SDGs (including the goal of taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts), with the aim of empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.

The Centre for Professional Practice programmes and short courses Professional Practice MSc and Introduction to Masters-Level Study have been specifically designed to meet the needs of those professionals who wish to develop their academic ability while maintaining their professional role.

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