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Advancing Learning Roundtable Discussion: Education for Sustainable Development and Citizenship

English Book Education is pleased to announce that Macmillan Education is starting the 4th season of the Advancing Learning Academic Programme and orginising Advancing Learning Roundtable Discussion: Education for Sustainable Development and Citizenship on the 28th of October.

Educators play an important role in shaping young minds to create a fairer and more sustainable vision for our future. In this special roundtable discussion, the speakers will be addressing issues such as diversity, sustainability and global citizenship in an ELT context, while exploring ways in which teachers can implement these important areas into their teaching.

Register now to join in the discussion:

About the Speakers

Zarina Subhan originally qualified as a scientist, she has been working in the field of ELT for over 30 years. She has taught at all levels, in both private and government institutions and worked worldwide as a teacher and teacher educator. Having worked in the science, educational and development sectors, her interests are the neurology of learning; CLIL; continuing professional development for teachers; inclusive and sustainable education.


Harry Waters has been involved in English teaching for over 14 years. His passion for teaching and obsession with the planet led him to create Renewable English an online English course, providing free classes and materials aimed at raising climate change awareness across the globe. Harry is also a passionate teacher trainer. He describes himself as an imperfect environmentalist with a love of flags and funky second-hand shirts.


Matthew Hayes, BA (Oxon), MA (SOAS), is a doctoral researcher at the Institute of Education in London. His current research concerns Global Citizenship Education in English language textbooks and he has previously written on Robert Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Matthew is also Managing Director of Lean Library, the library services provider owned by SAGE Publishing.


Mariela Gil holds a Master’s degree in TESOL and a dual Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and Psychology from the University of Southern California. She taught ESL in the U.S. and EFL in Thailand and Mexico before joining Macmillan Education. During her career in publishing, Mariela has held the positions of Academic Consultant, Field Editor, Commissioning Editor, and currently, Publisher for the American English Pre-Primary and Primary segment and Global Methodologies.


Jessica Gedamu drives Springer Nature’s global diversity, equity and inclusion strategy as Director Global DEI. Before joining Springer Nature in 2018, Jessica worked as a DEI consultant, trainer/facilitator and project leader and supported companies in various industries in change processes towards more diversity in leadership. Jessica earned a BSc and M.A. in International Business Administration in Rotterdam and Berlin, as well as an M.A. in Gender and Diversity Competence from Freie Universität Berlin.


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