How Can we Engage School-children in Global Development Issues?

8 February 2017, London

Third seminar in the ‘Understanding Development’ series, which will seek to answer the question ‘How Can we Engage School-children in Global Development Issues?’


Dr Douglas Bourn is director of the Development Education Research Centre, UCL IOE. His main areas of activity are managing and implementing a range of research programmes agreed with the Centre’s main funder, DFID, and supporting other academic staff in including the global dimension within their courses and the promotion of global perspectives within higher education. He is also course leader for the MA in development education.

Emma Saville is Education Programme Manager of ‘PositiveNegatives’ a non-profit organisation that produces literary comics about contemporary social and human rights issues and who have created the exciting education charity ‘WhyComics?’, where comics can be used to engage students and teachers with global humanitarian and social issues (such as racism, migration, climate change, conflict, bullying and trafficking). Emma has worked extensively in the non-for-profit sectors for many years, principally in charities, NGOs and educational settings. She speaks excellent Spanish and Portuguese, as she lived in Costa Rica, Cuba and Brazil for three years working for various charities, community groups and capacity-raising NGOs around women’s advocacy work and human trafficking and conflict. She has worked for various schools and universities including the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University College London (UCL) and the Centre for Post-14 Centre of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. Emma has a First-Class BA with Honours in Latin American Studies from the University of Liverpool. She received an MSc in Violence, Conflict & Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

08 February 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm

London International Development Centre (LIDC), Upper Meeting Room (103), 36 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD