IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Global citizenship education: How can we assess it, and why should we?

28 February 2024, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Students on UCL campus. Image by James Tye for UCL.

Join this event to hear Matthew Hayes explore how Global Citizenship Education (GCE) can be practically assessed and why that matters.

This event is free.

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Kester Muller

Matthew's research examine the integration of GCE into English Language Teaching (ELT) textbooks used in UAE secondary schools. This includes the adaptation of GCE to autocratic contexts and the design of a framework to develop and assess GCE.

He will then demonstrate how he embedded that framework into a portfolio platform for youth citizenship, Citizens, which has received Innovate UK funding to codesign with teenagers and prototype.

This online event will be particularly useful for global citizenship researchers, especially those looking into K12 or ELT contexts, PhD students interested in translating their research into a social enterprise, and secondary school teachers.

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About the Speaker

Matthew Hayes

He is the founder of Citizens, an e-portfolio and youth development platform. Citizens emerged from Matthew's PhD research on Global Citizenship Education at IOE and has received funding from Innovate UK, the UK's national innovation agency.

Matthew has a background in EdTech and is also currently MD of Technology from Sage, an EdTech division of Sage Publishing.