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Online Discussion: Teaching Education in Emergencies - Good Practice and Challenges

“Teaching Education in Emergencies: Good Practice and Challenges” is an online discussion forum that brings together leading professors and emergency education colleagues to share and reflect on good practices and challenges in teaching Education in Emergencies (EiE). The Discussion Forum is the first step towards broader initiative by the INEE Working Group on Minimum Standards to support undergraduate-and-graduate-level efforts to educate the next generation of EiE workers. The Discussion Forum is organized and facilitated by Tzvetomira Laub (INEE).

The Forum will run a series of online blog articles and discussions between August 26 and September 30, 2013. For specific topics, see table below.


Discussion Forum Contributors and Topics


Name and Institution

Blog Article Topics (click on topic to access the discussion)

Aug. 26


Tzvetomira Laub, INEE Secretariat, USA 

INEE’s Support to Tertiary Level Teaching and Learning about EiE

Aug. 26

Julia Paulson, Bath Spa University, UK 

Teaching about Conflict in Education in Emergencies – How and Why?

Aug. 28

Andrew Epstein, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Confronting the Complexities of Equity and Equality in Emergency Aid, aka the Chocolate Cake Lecture

Aug. 30

Carine Allaf, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA

Using INEE Tools to Teach Education in Emergencies

Sept. 2

Taro Komatsu, Sophia University, Japan

The Challenge of Teaching Students about Post-Conflict Realities

Sept. 4

Rachel McKinney, Save the Children International, USA

Teaching Education in Emergencies with an Eye on the Horizon

Sept. 6

Lynn Davies, University of Birmingham, UK

Teaching about Violent Extremism and Religion

Sept. 9

Allison Anderson, SIPA- Columbia University, USA

Linking Academic Programs to Practitioners and Policy Makers and the Associated Challenges

Sept. 11


Amy Kapit, New York University, USA 

Conducting Doctoral Fieldwork in Education in Emergencies: Qualitative Research in the oPt

Sept. 13

Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA

Connecting the Dots? From the Classroom to the Field and Back Again

Sept. 16

Mary Mendenhall, IRC-University of Nairobi, USA and Mary Tangelder

Springboard into a Career: Experiences Establishing Practical Work Opportunities for EiE

Sept. 18

Sweta Shah, Plan International, USA

Key Tips for Entering the Education in Emergencies Field

Sept. 20

Caroline Keenan, UNICEF, USA

Helping to Build the Evidence-Base: Reflections on Save and UNICEF’s Research Agendas

Sept. 23

Dana Burde, New York University, USA 

Deliver Aid to Education or Study It?

Sept. 25

Stephanie Bengtsson, University of Newcastle, Australia

Troubles with terminology in the field of EiE: Avoiding a communications crisis

Sept. 27

Peter Hyll-Larsen, member of the INEE Working Group on Minimum Standards and Network Tools

Making Education Rights Justice-able

Sept. 30 

Zeena Zakharia, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA Preparing Reflective Practitioners