Join DCU Business School and the Irish Institute of Digital Business (IIDB) for the fourth week of the SDG4B series, Quality Education.
This event will explore SDG4 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Date: Wednesday 11th November
Where: Zoom Webinar
Tickets: This event is FREE, however those who wish to attend must register through Zoom prior to the event:
For this event, Dr. Therese Ferguson and Dr. Carmel Roofe will be joining us to present their paper titled “SDG 4 in higher education: challenges and opportunities”.
Dr. Therese Ferguson is a Lecturer in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the School of Education (SOE) at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus in Jamaica. She is the Coordinator of the ESD Working Group within the SOE, and serves as Programme Coordinator for the Master of Education Degree programme in Education for Sustainable Development, Global Citizenship, and Peace within the SOE.
Dr. Ferguson is one of the two focal points at The UWI, Mona Campus for the International Network of Teacher Education Institutions (INTEI) associated with the UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainability at York University, Toronto, Canada.
Her research interests lie in ESD, environmental education, children and the environment, climate change education, and peace education. She has (co)published a book, book chapters, journal articles, book reviews, and encyclopaedia entries in these areas.
Dr. Carmel Roofe is a Senior Lecturer in Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education, at The University of the West Indies, Mona where she is the programme co-ordinator for masters and doctoral programmes in Curriculum Studies. Her career in teaching spans teaching in secondary schools and training initial and in-service teachers at the Higher Education level.
She has served as consultant with the World Bank and the Ministry of Education, Jamaica, and as a resource person for the Commonwealth of Learning. She is the co-founder and current president of the Caribbean Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies. She has authored and co-authored several peer reviewed journal articles, special issue journals, books and book chapters.
Recent co-authored book publications include, Intercultural studies in curriculum: Theory, policy and practice (Palgrave Macmillan), SDG 4 – Quality education: Inclusivity, equity and lifelong learning for all (Emerald publishing), and A cross-cultural consideration of teacher leaders’ narratives of power, agency and school culture: England, Jamaica and the United States (Myers Education Press). Dr. Roofe is also a research fellow at the University of Huddersfield.
This event is the fourth week of a 17-part series taking place every Wednesday until the 7th of April 2021. Click here for more information about the SDG4B series.