I am a teacher, social entrepreneur & advocate for creative, critical & inclusive citizenship education and action. I am interested in the intersection between education, ethics and social change, exploring the often hidden learning spaces in schools and communities.

My primary focus is upon working collaboratively to support the development of systems, curriculums, programmes and partnerships that use education as a tool for empowering students of all ages and identities to have the critical understanding, practical skills and confidence to create sustainable and inclusive social change.

Since I was a child, I have felt a strong sense of injustice at the extent of inequality of opportunity in the world, and have looked to find ways to contribute to change, even when change seems impossible. Through my experience leading educational interventions, I have increasingly realised that the ethical approaches underpinning social impact work of diverse forms, demand further exploration in order to reach the goals of a more sustainable and inclusive global society that we strive for. School-based education is a crucial starting point for this work.

In 2021, I was shortlisted as a finalist for the $1 million Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize in partnership with UNESCO. This was in part for my role in developing EduSpots, which brings over 300 local community educators in Ghana and Kenya together to create 50 community-led education spaces named ‘Spots’ impacting 15,000 Spot learners annually. EduSpots was recently selected as one of ten finalists globally for the Their World Innovation Prize.

This website aims to become a collaborative space for blogging and sharing ideas to help structure my own thoughts as I continue to learn more about this field through practice, research and conversation. To contact me email cdavison@eduspots.org. Note that all views and ideas offered here are my own.