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Dr Clare Bentall
UCL Institute of Education
University College London
20 Bedford Way
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  • Lecturer in Education
  • IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • UCL Institute of Education

I have over 25 years experience of teaching and training other educators, including in HE in the UK and overseas. I am interested in training or educating others to facilitate learning in various settings: overseas in developing countries, within the Development Education sector in the UK, and within Higher and Professional Education.  I work with clinical educators, lecturers, teachers in schools and other independent trainers. I have worked with HE professionals from UK, Pakistan, China, Slovenia and Poland. I am assessor for UCL's Arena programme. As a member of IOE's Development Education Research Centre, I have an interest in UCL's approaches to sustainability and the SDGs. I am  a member of UCL's sustainability steering group and sustainable literacy group, aiming to increase the focus on sustainability in UCL's teaching offer. 

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Research Summary

I have research interests in education for global citizenship and related areas of development education / global learning, learning and teaching within higher education, and the education of professional educators. I have written on the professional development of teachers through CPD, and new university lecturers, as well as on distance supervision of dissertations. I have also researched within the development education / global learning field on work in FE colleges and the contribution of returned volunteers to development education. I am the editor of the International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning (established in  2008 by IOE's Development Education Research Centre). 

Teaching Summary

I have worked at the Institute of Education since 2003 on various MA programmes. I am Programme Leader for the online MA Development Education and Global Learning. I also am module leader on this MA and the online module Learning and Working in International Contexts. I have also worked across UCL as Academic Director of UCL's Global Citizenship Programme from Sept 2017- Aug 2020. I currently run a programme with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland to develop the teaching of Polish university lecturers. I am also participating in research for the police on what works in virtual and blended learning in order to inform their moves in this direction for training police officers. I supervise doctoral students in two main fields: development education / global learning / education for global citizenship and development of educators within higher and professional education. 

SEP-2020 Programme Leader MA Development Education and Global Learnin CPA IOE, United Kingdom
  Associate Director Development Education Research Centre CPA UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2017 – 01-SEP-2020 Academic Director UCL Global Citizenship Progamme OVPESA UCL, United Kingdom
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