Institute of Education


Global citizenship in practice

Start: Feb 06, 2018 05:00 PM
End: Feb 06, 2018 06:30 PM

Location: London International Development Centre (LIDC), 36 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD

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Global citizenship is an increasingly significant feature of state policies on development and education, forming part of formal education from primary to tertiary levels, volunteering programmes and the policies of international civil society groups.

Scholarly discussion has focused on its conceptualisation, its universality and best practices for teaching. Yet gaps remain on the ‘doing’ of global citizenship, differences in its interpretation across cultures and what happens when these various ideas collide.

Using data collected from fieldwork working with an international non-governmental organisation delivering global citizenship education, this seminar will explore the micro-level lived experiences of individuals as they journey to become ‘active global citizens’.

About the speaker

Madeleine Le Bourdon is currently in the final year of her doctorate under the supervision of Professor Matt Baillie Smith at Northumbria University. Her thesis focuses on the practice and lived experience of global citizenship using data collected from an INGO that builds active global citizenship through peace education. Previously, Madeleine has worked with a variety of NGOs both within the UK and internationally.

This seminar is free and all are welcome to attend, particularly students, researchers, teachers interested in global citizenship, education, and development.

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