Bournemouth University’s 4th International Conference addressing the themes of Education for Sustainable Development, Internationalization and Global Citizenship

8 – 9 September 2011, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

“We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs, and that all the world’s people share the benefits of globalization?” (Kofi Annan)

“As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile (..) we have much to learn from the ongoing collaborative search for truth and wisdom.”  (The Earth Charter)

How do we ensure that globalization is a positive force and address the need for sustainable development? What are the implications for Higher Education and how can we work together to address significant global issues, meet the need for sustainable development and enhance the learning experience of an increasingly diverse student body? Our fourth “Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship” conference takes the title “Global Vision, Local Action”. We shall continue to address the overlapping themes of sustainable development, Internationalization and global citizenship but are keen to explore the interconnections between the themes and to share how local action, is addressing global concerns.

As the Earth Charter quote suggests, we have much to learn. Collaboration may enable us to develop new ways of seeing; working together may enhance the power of our local actions.

The conference aims to provide a space to collaborate with participants who are taking forward sustainable development, internationalization and global citizenship within the context of Further/Higher Education. This may be through learning, teaching and assessment, student support, extra-curricular activities, initiatives that address sustainable development on campus, or activities which connect the local with the global (and vice versa).

For further details on registration and submitting papers please visit the conference website: