Centre for Governance and Citizenship (CGC) Seminar Series
Theorizing and Enacting Global Citizenship Education,
as Mundane and Transcendent
Dr William Gaudelli
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, HKIEd
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Arts and Humanities
Teachers’ College, Columbia University
New York, USA
Date: 7 August 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Venue: Room B3-LP-06, Lower Podium Floor, Block B3, HKIEd (Tai Po Campus)
This talk will consider a central problem in the emerging discourse/practice of global citizenship education; namely, the rarity of practice coupled with the urgent need for collective action on a beleaguered planet. Drawing on recent studies of GCE practice globally, ways of engaging and theorizing the field in light of simple yet profound questions will be considered. Meaningful and inviting questions such as “Who am I?”, “What matters?” and “What can be done about it?” are deployed in the hopes of expanding the reach and impact of global learning in a time of fragility and fragmentation.
About the speaker
Dr William Gaudelli is a recognized scholar of Social Studies and Global Education. His research areas include global citizenship education, media as curriculum tools, and teacher education/development. His current research projects are related to how students and teachers employ visual media to make-meaning of global issues and case studies of global citizenship education. Dr Gaudelli’s writing has appeared in Teachers College Record, The Journal of Aesthetic Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, Teaching Education, Theory and Research in Social Education along with two books, World Class: Teaching and learning in global times (Erlbaum Associates, 2003) and Social Inequality in the Global Culture (Kluwer, 2008, co-edited).
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