Date 2016-05-10
Time 13:00 - 14:30
Tel 29488944
Venue Room B4-LP-13, HKIEd (Tai Po Campus)


[CGC Seminar Series 2016/02]

Public Lecture on 

Global Citizenship Education: promises, threats and illusions?


Professor Helen HASTE

Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Bath, UK

Visiting Professor in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, US

Visiting Scholar, Centre for Governance and Citizenship, HKIEd


 Date:      10 May 2016, Tuesday

 Time:      1 pm to 2:30 pm

 Venue:    Room B4-LP-13, Lower Podium Floor, Block B4, HKIEd Tai Po Campus

Much has been written about the future of global citizenship.  Social media dramatically democratize, but do they really break down national barriers and anxieties about ‘others’?  How do data about cultural differences and core concepts about civic identity and responsibility affect what we mean by, and can achieve around, global civic awareness?  Is global education just a way  to avoid parochial thinking or is it  a route to real transnational communication?  Or is it actually a way of exporting the values of powerful nations?

About the speaker
Professor Helen Haste’s research interests lie in civic and moral development and education, in cultural psychology, gender, and science and society.  She  is the author or editor of five books and over 100 scholarly papers. She is director for the HGSE Spencer Foundation-funded New Civics Early Career Scholars Program ( This supports doctoral students whose research interests concern civic education and civic engagement. She was coeditor of the journal Political Psychology from 2010-15 and was president of the International Society of Political Psychology in 2002. Haste was chair of the Journal of Moral Education Trust from 2007-13. For many years she had leadership roles in the British Association for the Advancement of Science including vice president and chair of council.
In addition to her current primary appointment as visiting professor at HGSE, she is emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Bath, England; She holds visiting positions at the University of Exeter, England; the Hong Kong Institute of Education; and the University of Jinan, China. Haste is a recipient of two of the International Society of Political Psychology career awards, the Sanford Award and the Knutson Award, and the Association for Moral Educations Kuhmerker Award for her lifetime contribution to the field of moral development. She is a fellow of the British Academy of Social Science, the British Psychological Society and the Royal Society of Arts. Haste is a frequent contributor to broadcasting and public media.

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