Prof. Victoria Thoresen, Norway

Prof. Victoria Thoresen

Prof. Victoria Thoresen

Prof. Victoria Thoresen is Associate Professor of Education at the Hedmark University College in Norway and director of The Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living (previously the Consumer Citizenship Network) which is a partnership of educators and researchers from over 140 institutions in more than 50 countries. Thoresen has specialized in curriculum development, global education, peace education, value-based education, lifelong learning and consumer education. In addition to many years of experience as a teacher and teacher trainer, Thoresen has written articles and textbooks for teacher training and has functioned as an international educational researcher and consultant. Thoresen has been an invited speaker at many conferences on sustainable human development, education and behavior change, citizenship and social responsibility, economic growth and well-being.  She has assisted UNESCO, UNEP and the Marrakech Process Task Forces in the creation of policy recommendations and a core curriculum for education for sustainable consumption. Thoresen has been actively involved in the international processes on sustainable development.  For a number of years she was chairman of the board of the NorwegianPeaceCenter