Personal profile


Dr Rachel Forgasz is adjunct senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education. Rachel's early research and teaching centred on the role of emotion and embodiment in facilitating transformational teaching and learning. In 2018, she turned her attention to transforming the nature and purposes of Education in the context of global climate crisis. To that end, she developed Climate7, a  framework that supports the transition to climate consciousness. She offers Climate7 workshops and webinars for schools, families, and community organisations looking to create positive communities of change.

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research area keywords

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

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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