Alia Al Zougbi
Alia is Head of the HEC Global Learning Centre and is among the core teaching staff at the British Museum. Her background as a social anthropologist and an artist-educator is in using theatre and performance tools to engage schools and communities in critical conversation around global issues, leading to activism through cultural production.
Her work centres around finding creative outlets for the oral histories and intangible heritage of voiceless communities.
Linda Ramirez Barker
Linda is a trained primary teacher with over a decade of classroom practice and she has been a specialised global educator for 16 years. She offers expertise in training, consultancy, evaluation and resource writing, having worked on a range of projects and consultancies with British Council, Local Authorities, Government Departments and Development NGOs. Linda specialises in promoting learning that has critical thinking at its core and enjoys facilitating teachers to develop their practice through action learning and professional learning communities. She helped develop Open Spaces for Dialogue and Enquiry and all her work incorporates this approach, for example, supporting teachers to respond to the current ‘British Values’ agenda in an ethical and well-thought-through way.
Flick is a global learning specialist and Philosophy for Children (P4C) trainer for SAPERE. She is a keen gardener and keeps a menagerie of cats, dogs, hens and ducks.
Sharifa was first introduced to global learning in year 8 while she was involved in the Spanish Voices project, and has been keen to continue her understanding of development education ever since. Sharifa spent the last 15 years developing skills in projects around global issues, workshop delivery and administration. She delivers stop motion animation, bag making and refugee workshops. As an experienced seamstress, she has used her skills in the Storytents project – a literacy resource for schools. Sharifa organises and manages events and training for the Centre.
Manju is a secondary trained specialist in Media and Film education as well as Global Learning. She delivers bespoke training on international school projects, global citizenship and pupil activism and has extensive experience of delivering cross curricular projects for schools in Europe and Asia. Manju is Lead Trainer for UN Women UK and is passionate about offering teaching strategies that engage students with Gender Equality, Human Rights of Women and Girls and working with men and boys to promote equality for all. She is also a Local Advisor (London and SE) on the Global Learning Programme.
Lisa is a primary trainer and has a wealth of experience working across London, the UK and internationally supporting teachers and school leaders in developing global citizenship. Her strengths are in supporting curriculum development and students who are new to English, including international new arrivals and refugees. She is a PhD student at the Open University researching international teacher education and Open Educational Resources (OERs).
Sophie is a creative educator working in museums, developing creative activities for school groups as well as writing materials and exams for ESOL. Her work stems from the belief that all education should inspire people to try new experiences and produce something they are proud of. Working with gardens in schools she uses space, language and nature to encourage children to physically explore the world around them and challenge their relationship with their own environment.
Shane has been developing, designing and maintaining HEC’s websites (including this one) since 1999 when he joined us to create the first version of . Since then he has gone on to create numerous websites throughout the borough of Tower Hamlets and beyond. Learn more at shaneanderson.co.uk