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Scheinert, Laura; Guffler, Kerstin; Polak, Jan Tobias; Bruder, Martin – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2019
Education is one of the central tenets of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. International volunteer services (IVS) in development often aim to provide volunteers with knowledge and skills needed in a globalized world. We use the case of the German "weltwärts" programme, one of the largest IVS worldwide, to…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, International Programs
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Bendix, Daniel – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2018
Germany has only recently started to discuss the possible contribution, on a conceptual basis, of post-colonial theory to development education. Drawing on key policy papers, this article explores how post-colonial and antiracist critiques of German development education have changed the field in the past decade. It first provides the history of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Criticism, Educational History
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Wagener, Marina – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2018
This paper describes and analyses the results of research into the learning experiences of young people in Germany who sponsor a child living in the Global South as part of their school activities. First, the research context and methodological approach is presented. A qualitative-reconstructive design was applied using the documentary method of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Experience, School Activities, Qualitative Research
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Sälzer, Christine; Roczen, Nina – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2018
International large-scale assessments such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) yield comparative indicators of student achievement in various competence domains. This article focuses on global competence as a suggested cross-curricular domain for the PISA 2018 study. The measurement of global competence is related to a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Büker, Gundula; Schell-Straub, Sigrid – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2017
Global learning facilitators from civil society organizations (CSOs) design and enrich educational processes in formal and non-formal educational settings. They need to be empowered through adequate training opportunities in global learning (GL) contexts. The project Facilitating Global Learning--Key Competences from Members of European CSOs (FGL)…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Competency Based Teacher Education, Facilitators (Individuals), Global Education
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Angele, Claudia – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2017
Nutrition and consumer education may be regarded as a constituent part of global education. It is, however, necessary to explore the connections between the specific subject didactics of nutrition and consumer education, and global education more closely within current academic discourse if we are to understand it better. Currently, there is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nutrition Instruction, Consumer Education, Global Education
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Bergmüller, Claudia – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2016
In recent years, there has been growing pressure but also an increase of possibilities for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to cooperate with schools in the field of global education. However, especially in cases of more continuous forms of cooperation, difficulties in process management are noted and the intended cooperation impacts often…
Descriptors: Global Education, Educational Cooperation, Nongovernmental Organizations, Case Studies
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Scheunpflug, Annette; Krogull, Susanne; Franz, Julia – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2016
Global learning aims to change behaviour and attitudes. Changes in these areas are not easy to assess. This article discusses the documentary method, which belongs to the group of qualitative reconstructive research methods. The authors argue that this method allows reflection on collective orientations and tacit knowledge. The different steps of…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Sustainability, Qualitative Research, Behavior Change
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Darji, Brijesh B.; Lang-Wojtasik, Gregor – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2014
Globalization has an immense effect on education. Education relies on the teacher and the process by which teachers are developed. In this context, the expectations of teacher role and options for teacher preparation today have key roles to play in educating children to become responsible citizens of increasingly multicultural societies and active…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Global Education, Minimum Competencies, Competency Based Teacher Education
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Lang-Wojtasik, Gregor – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2014
This article deals with understandings of change. It attempts to provide a framework for comprehending the hopes and assumptions concerning change that are implicit within global learning. The proposed framework of understanding draws on the theoretical perspectives of 'world society' (Luhmann) and "homo absconditus" (Plessner), and…
Descriptors: Models, Social Change, Global Education, Systems Approach
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Schell-Straub, Sigrid – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2013
This article describes a scientific and practical journey through the worlds of mathematics education and development education/global education. It explores one link in detail: critical mathematics education and the competency 'mathematical modelling' in theory and practice. It describes a case study of a secondary school in Baden-Württemberg,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Competency Based Teacher Education, Global Education, Secondary School Curriculum