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Dr Rachel Forgasz is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education. All of Rachel's research and teaching centres on teacher professional learning, with a particular focus on the influence of emotion, agency, and embodiment on teaching and learning about teaching. She has published in the fields of embodied reflection, teacher emotion, mentoring, and self-study. Most recently, Rachel has turned her attention to questions about how to teach and prepare teachers to work with young people in the context of global climate crisis.

Research interests

Teacher education

Teaching for climate justice

Embodied teaching, learning, and reflection

Teacher emotion

Drama Education



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research area keywords

  • Embodied pedagogies
  • Teacher Professional Learning
  • Embodiment
  • Teacher Education
  • Drama Education
  • Reflective Practice
  • Self Study
  • Climate Change


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