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Prof Douglas Bourn
2nd Floor
DERC
33 BEDFORD PLACE
London
WC1
Tel: +44 (0)780 3170669
Fax: +44 (0)20 7612 6792
Appointment
  • Professor of Development Education
  • IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • UCL Institute of Education
Role
UCL Principal Supervisor
Biography

Appointed Director of Development Education Research Centre, 2006. Editor of the International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2008-2015. Professor of Development Education since 2017.

Prior to establishing the Development Education Research Centre, was Director of the Development Education Association.

Chair of Academic Network for Global Education Researchers (ANGEL)

Member of Advisory Board for Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning

Member of range of government advisory panels and working groups including Sustainable Development Education Panel from 1998 to 2005 and Development Awareness Working Group from 1998 to 2004.
Chair of UK Committee on Decade of Education for Sustainable Development from 2004 to 2009.
Chair of Global Learning London.

Research Groups
Research Themes
Research Summary

Main areas of activity are managing and implementing a range of research programmes including the Global Learning Programme, funded by DFID, consultancy projects for bodies such as UNESCO and within the Institute supporting other academic staff in including the global dimension within their courses and the promotion of global perspectives within higher education. 

Produced leading academic book on development education, The Theory and Practice of Development Education and Global Learning (2015), contributed to a number of books on aspects of development education and global education. Author of Understanding Global Skills for 21st Century Professions (2018)

Editor of Bloomsbury Handbook for Global Education and Learning (2020)

Author of numerous articles on themes such as global skills, global citizenship education and education for sustainable development


Supervisor of numerous doctoral students and contributor to the MA in Development Education and Global Learning

Teaching Summary

Course leader for the MA in Development Education and Global Learning.

Contributes to the Foundations of Profession module within the Doctorate in Education programme

Appointments
01-OCT-2017 Professor of Development Education CPA UCL, United Kingdom
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