Living global citizenship: A new pedagogy for citizenship education

TitleLiving global citizenship: A new pedagogy for citizenship education
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsPotts, M
Refereed DesignationRefereed
JournalEducational Journal of Living Theories
Start Page102
Date Published12/2014
Type of Articleliving theory

This multi-media account is based on the ideas in the book: International Educational Development and Learning through Sustainable Partnerships (Coombs, Potts & Whitehead, 2014). It traces the origins of Living Global Citizenship in a sustained international partnership between two schools and how this represents an academic leap from the concept of living educational theory. A set of pedagogical protocols are proposed as a practical guide for the development of Living Global Citizenship projects as a means of fulfilling the goal of providing meaningful citizenship education. I also explain why it is significant for those involved in international development work to engage in self-studies of their own influence in enquiries of the kind, ‘How do I improve what I am doing?’ in ways that avoid colonisation, but enable mutual negotiation and agreement of common values. Finally, I call for others to use living-global-citizenship as a standard of judgment to help to critically evaluate and strengthen this contribution to authentic knowledge.

Short TitleLiving global citizenship
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