Global Citizenship Education and Sustainability: overcoming contradictions, tensions, rhetoric, and ‘flaws’: Global Citizenship and Borderland Learning

Dalene Swanson, Douglas Bourn, Katherine Wimpenny, Jenny Hatley, Mostafa Gamal, Sally Findlow

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Abstract

Global Citizenship Education (GCE) and Sustainable Development Education (SDE) are key advocacies of Target 4.7 of the UN SDGs yet remain marginalised in national school and university curricula in the UK. When they do appear in educational vision statements and curricula, they are superficial at best or neoliberalised or largely dismissed at worst. Undoubtedly, if we are to address the critical global challenges we currently face, we need a GCE and SDE/Learning for Sustainability (LfS) at the heart of curricula for young people that foregrounds proper engagement with communities, a plurality of knowledges, including indigenous knowledges, fosters critical consciousness and provides agentifying possibilities of transformative learning. Further, we argue: the ‘flaws’/contradictions within GCE and SDE/LfS should be embraced as ‘productive tensions’, rather than dismissed
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Citizenship Conference book of abstracts - Education and Sustainability: overcoming contradictions, tensions, rhetoric, and ‘flaws’
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2022
EventBERA Annual Conference 2022 - University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sept 20228 Sept 2022
https://www.bera.ac.uk/conference/bera-conference-2022

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ConferenceBERA Annual Conference 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLiverpool
Period6/09/228/09/22
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