School of Education looks to US to widen student opportunity

LJMU’s fruitful relationship with Southern Connecticut State university has broadened further after a visit to the School of Education.

The School hosted SCSU’s Dean of Education Professor Stephen Hegedus and Associate Professor Helen Marx for a three-day 'future opportunities' and collaborative exploration.

The US delegates met with Professor Joe Yates and Dr Ceri Daniels, Director of the School of Education, to discuss potential research and teaching and learning collaborations and study abroad for our Education programmes. 

Discussions surrounded exchange opportunities at LJMU for undergraduate and graduate SCSU students and also teaching collaborations within courses or modules, with innovative ideas around virtual or via short study abroad programmes.

There are also plans to develop a faculty-led program for SCSU teacher education undergraduate or graduate students focusing on themes around social justice in education. 

Ruth Slater, Head of the Centre for Educational Leadership at LJMU, said: “A significant theme of their vision and values is social justice and anti-racism which connects perfectly to our strategic values and ambitions for the future.”

The school hosted their visitors for three evenings on which involved an organised cultural experience and city tour at the Albert Dock and the delegation were most impressed with the Faculty’s ‘Big Ideas’ event which brilliantly showcased our local community projects. 



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