IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Exploring global citizenship teacher education across Europe: a comparative analysis

16 October 2018, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

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While supra-national institutions widely promote global citizenship education (GCE) worldwide, its translation into concrete educational practice in national and regional contexts is increasingly challenging.

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Kester Muller


Lower meeting room, London International Development Centre
36 Gordon Square
United Kingdom

Within this scenario, teacher education plays a crucial role in implementing GCE policy in school practice.

This Development Education Research Centre (DERC) seminar aims to present and discuss the findings of an analysis of nine pioneering GCE teacher education programmes across four European countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Ireland and Italy, run by different agencies, using a multiple-site case study design and ethnography as overall methodological approach. The research aimed at highlighting the pedagogical ideas behind the practices and exploring the link between teacher education practice and policy enactment.

The seminar will also explore the contrasting cultures involved in teacher education programmes among different actors (school staff, NGOs, Universities), discussing how collaborative and cooperative approaches to teacher education offer important opportunities in this field.



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About the Speaker

Professor Massimiliano Tarozzi

Co Director of the Development Education Research Centre at UCL Institute of Education

Professor Massimiliano Tarozzi is Co-director of the Development Education Research Centre at the UCL Institute of Education, and Part-time Associate Professor in General Education at the University of Bologna - where he is also founding director of the International Research Centre on Global Citizenship Education.

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