Following sessions of the Working Group “Global Learning Meets Development” are scheduled to be presented at the 14th EADI General Conference:
|WGS131||Collaborations, Encounters and Partnerships: New Spaces for Citizenship and Learning||24/06, 2.30pm||S34|
|WGS132||International Volunteering and Development: Learning to be a Global Citizen?||24/06, 5pm||S34|
|WGS133||Education and Development: Globalisation, Inequality and Citizen Engagement||25/06, 2.45pm||S34|
|WGS134||Global Civil Society and Responsible Development: Changing Relationships?||26/06, 2.30pm||S34|
Enabling Responsible Development and Active Citizenship: The Role of Education
This call for papers fits the objective of the working group on ‘Global Learning meets Development’ and particularly welcomes contributions from scholars and practitioners working in or on themes related to:
- Development Education and Global Learning
- Public engagement in development
- Global citizenship, cosmopolitanism and education
- Education and citizenship
- International volunteering, experiential learning and development
- Informal learning and development
- The place and role of education in development post-2015
In an increasingly polycentric world characterized by multiple centres of influence and responsibility for global development, there is an accompanying need to recognize multiple understandings and interpretations of what responsible development entails. This call for papers focuses on the role of education – understood broadly – within this process, and the role of citizens in shaping responsible and inclusive development pathways which lead to greater global justice. We welcome proposals which critically address some of the following questions:
- In a polycentric world, who defines what is responsible development and who is responsible for it? Whose knowledge(s) inform development practice and discourse?
- What is the role of education in the quest for responsible development?
- What is the role of education in enabling citizens to actively contribute to creating a world of greater social justice?
- What is the responsibility of civil society organisations or the state in fostering citizens engagement in global development?
- How do debates about active citizenship and education relate to the middle classes?
This is not an exhaustive list and we welcome proposals on related topics that have an educational or global citizenship dimension. If you have an idea for a contribution that does not fit the conventional presentation format, please get in touch.
Abstracts needed to be submitted bye 15th December. If you would like to discuss an idea for a paper or contribution, contact Matt.Baillie-Smith[at]northumbria.ac.uk or Amy.Skinner[at]concordeurope.org
Conveners: Tobias Troll (Developing Europeans’ Engagement for the Eradication of Global Poverty) & Matt Baillie Smith (Centre for International Development, Northumbria University)