Global Citizenship Network

Decorative

This network aims to bring together practitioners from across the University who are interested in embedding global citizenship into the curriculum. Themes covered by the network will include curriculum design, including using active- and problem-based learning methods for teaching and assessment; techniques for measuring global citizenship, related interventions; and the opportunity for forming collaborations on scholarly activity.

A key aim of Higher Education is to equip students with the intellectual flexibility and the creative thinking skills necessary to be effective global citizens who can benefit society and help solve global problems. ‘Global citizenship’ is a framework for teaching and learning that considers how students can use their education to address important global issues, such as social justice, climate change, cultural conflict, sustainable development, and diversity. Typically, global citizenship is comprised of three key components: core knowledge and understanding, subject-specific skills, and values or attitudes. This approach is often present in university teaching but is not always explicitly communicated to students in these terms.

This network will provide colleagues with space to think critically and reflectively about their teaching practice, with a particular focus on the global and cultural aspects of university curricular.

 

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