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Mr Hans Svennevig
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  • Lecturer (Teaching) in Citizenship Education and Subject Leader -Citizenship PGCE
  • IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • UCL Institute of Education

Hans has previously led and delivered initial teacher training within a large FE/HE setting. He has managed teams to deliver undergraduate degree programmes in subjects including Criminology, Social Justice, Law and Business pathways. Hans has taught a range of secondary school subjects including Citizenship and RE at GCSE and A-Levels in Citizenship, Politics, Sociology and Law. Hans has taught English in the UK and abroad which included development in English language teacher education. He has been a Head of Citizenship and RE in a school in Luton and Head of Citizenship and Progression in a large London FE College. Hans has also worked in the charity sector creating and developing peace educational resources, teacher training and student workshops.

Hans contributes to numerous work based and voluntary projects to promote citizenship education and citizenship Initial Teacher Education across different teaching and charitable sectors. He has previously been a staff equality and diversity representative, an FE college staff board member and a higher education institution academic staff board member. Since 2014 Hans has been a member of the Association for Citizenship Teaching Council and became Vice Chair in 2017. In 2018 he became co-editor of ACT journal 'Teaching Citizenship' and in 2020 a Trustee. Hans is a member of the Education Steering Group for Diversity Role Models and a member of the Peace Education Network. Hans is also involved in the Council of Europe's 'Quality Education for All' framework and presented at the 'Strengthening Democratic Citizenship Education in Albania' conference in November 2020. 

During Hans' MA International Disaster Management at the Humanitarian Conflict and Response Institute at the University of Manchester Hans started to work on the connections that can be made between citizenship education and disaster management an area that Hans continues to be involved in through research and practice including with the development of peace education.  

At the Institute of Education Hans leads and teaches the Post Graduate Certificate of Education in citizenship bringing together a range of expert speakers, mentors and practitioners to deliver outstanding citizenship pedagogy for the next generation of citizenship teachers. 

In 2021 Hans joined the Athena Swan Silver Self-Assessment Team and in Autumn of the same year won funding from the Centre for Teachers and Teaching Research to explore Teachers and Citizenship Knowledge.

In his spare time he is a keen explorer, whether that is through walking, trying new food, traveling locally and abroad, learning new knowledge and skills or being involved in voluntary work.

Research Themes
Research Summary

Hans is interested in citizenship education, peace education and disaster preparedness education and how these can link together.

Teaching Summary

PGCE Citizenship with QTS

Teacher Humanities & ICT

Teacher of English as a Second Language (Overseas)

Head of Department Citizenship/RE

Lecturer Citizenship/Government & Politics/Sociology/Law

Advanced Practitioner

Peace Education Officer (including resource development/teacher training)

Programme Leader - Education Studies (Initial Teacher Education)

Head of Citizenship and Progression

Academic Leader - Professional Studies (Education/Business (& Law/Finance/Management)/Criminology, Psychology and Social Justice/Law)

Lecturer & Subject Leader Citizenship PGCE

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