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Lansing, Jade; Farnum, Rebecca L. – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2017
Study abroad in higher education is on the rise, marketed as an effective way to produce global citizens and undermine international boundaries. In practice, however, programmes frequently reify rather than challenge states: participants "study Morocco" rather than "exploring Marrakech." This framing reproduces real and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Case Studies, Ethnography, Foreign Countries
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Khoo, Su-Ming – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2017
This article explores inter- and transdisciplinarity, given the need for more complex, relevant, and transformative knowledge to shift society towards more sustainable futures. It connects practical questions about economic, societal, and ecological limits to questions about the limitations of academic knowledge. Transdisciplinarity involves…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Interdisciplinary Approach, Higher Education, Futures (of Society)
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Moraes, Silvia Elisabeth; de Almeida Freire, Ludmila – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2017
This article discusses the formation of a "planetary citizenship" based on the "ecology of knowledges" perspective in Brazilian universities. It is informed by the authors' experiences and the partial results from a research project entitled "Planetary citizenship and the ecology of knowledges: Interdisciplinarity,…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Mravcová, Anna – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2016
Global citizenship is still a relatively new concept concerned mainly with the growing prominence of global and development education issues. The importance of this phenomenon is increasing in the area of education, which must be able to respond to the interconnection and interdependency of the current world. There is an effort to support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Richards, Howard – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2015
In a dehumanized world in which meanings derived from dominant liberal world views are tacitly assumed to exist objectively and to impose themselves on discourses and on minds quite independently of who expresses them, this paper endorses what Immanuel Wallerstein calls "unthinking social science" and then rethinking social science in…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Indigenous Knowledge, Educational Philosophy, Educational Change
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Moraes, Silvia Elisabeth – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2014
In a world where people interact across countries, citizens need to find their role in the global community; therefore, global citizenship (GC) has become an influential theme in higher education. Due to its various interpretations and modes of action, in this paper GC is addressed as a floating signifier. Our main data comes from interviews with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Global Education, Citizenship
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Svitacová, Eva; Mravcová, Anna – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2014
The new phenomenon of global development education (GDE) has gradually penetrated the curricula in Slovakia. For the purpose of more comprehensively preparing future economic actors, who will operate in the new global economic and social environment, we have decided to incorporate this topic into the curriculum at the Faculty of Economics and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Education, Global Approach, Curriculum Enrichment