Aarhus Conference – September 2017


The Learning Teacher Network’s 12th International Conference was held at the four star Marselis Hotel in Aarhus, Denmark on 21-23 September, 2017 with the title ‘Re-thinking Education’.

The focus of the 2017 Conference was “Quality Education” and investigated how to empower learners, schools and teacher educators to re-think education and its practice with the purpose of learning and educating for sustainable development.

Locating the 12th International Conference to Aarhus was no coincidence. During 2017 Aarhus and the 18 other municipalities in Central Denmark Region were the European Capital of Culture with the overall theme ‘Re-think’. The focus was on three core values: Sustainability, Diversity, and Democracy.

A wide range of interesting events occurred in Aarhus this year, and the theme of the conference matched very well the theme of the cultural capital year.

The Learning Teacher Network’s 12th International Conference was composed of very rich content and high quality presentations, with internationally highly recognised keynote speakers and a selected number of sessions of workshops, lectures, and paper and poster presentations.

The first keynote speaker was Mogens Lykketoft, former president of the UN. who described the work done to work towards the UNESCO 2030 Goals,

Then Simon Kavanagh, from KAOSPILOT, presented on the work his company have done around leadership and creativity. The entire presentation can be found here. You can watch the entire presentation by clicking here.

Lene Tanggaard, Professor and Deputy Head of the Communication and Psychology Department at Aalborg University and Co-director of the Centre for Qualitative Studies, presented on Creativity and Education. Her full presentation can be found here.

Prof, Charles Hopkins, UNESCO Chair, York University, Toronto, Canada, presented on the state of play in ESD. His presentation can be watched in full on Youtube here.. You can download the PPT by clicking here.