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Coelho, Dalila P.; Caramelo, João; Menezes, Isabel – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2018
Considering discursive transitions in development education, we discuss the main findings of a qualitative study with practitioners in Portuguese development nongovernmental organizations, based on semi-structured in-depth interviews. Our goal was to understand practitioners' accounts of their field of action and the discursive transition between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Qualitative Research, Nongovernmental Organizations
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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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Shulsky, Debra D.; Baker, Sheila F.; Chvala, Terry; Willis, Jana M. – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2017
Disappearing cultural, political and physical boundaries push humanity beyond a one-community perspective. Global citizenry requires a set of literacies that affect the ability to communicate effectively, think critically and act conscientiously. This challenges educators to consider reframing instructional practices and curricular content. The…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship, Teaching Methods, Multiple Literacies
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Bourn, Douglas – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2016
Teachers are seen as key actors of change within programmes and projects on global learning. But all too often they are regarded in an instrumental way or as promoters of some form of ideal global teacher. Evidence from the UK and elsewhere suggests that if a pedagogical approach is taken to the role of teachers within the process of learning,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Change Agents, Social Change
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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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Odora Hoppers, Catherine A. – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2015
"In a time of unacceptable global injustice, growing inequalities in the distribution of power, accelerating climate change, and unwavering racism and social exclusion, we are today facing the biggest challenges of human history" (European Conference on Intercultural Dialogue in Development Education, 2008: 1). A favourable wind is…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Power Structure, Foreign Policy, Social Change
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Aubrey, Meg – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2015
This article discusses CLICK, a collaborative theatre project between the Mess Up The Mess Theatre Company in Wales, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Australian Theatre for Young People, and Inspired Productions in New Zealand. This case study demonstrates the value of using arts education to bring together young people from multiple…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theater Arts, Art Education, Cooperative Programs
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Soudien, Crain – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2015
South Africa is an important social space in world history and politics for understanding how the modern world comes to deal with the questions of social difference, and the encounter of people with different civilizational histories. In this essay I argue that a particular racial idea inflected this encounter. One of the ways in which this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social History, African Studies, Politics of 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