‘Brown Bag’ Seminar - Issues-centered Global Citizenship Education in Asia: Theoretical Discourses and Curricular Considerations

‘Brown Bag’ Seminar - Issues-centered Global Citizenship Education in Asia: Theoretical Discourses and Curricular Considerations

Date & Time

19 October 2016, 10:30 - 19 October 2016, 11:30

Venue

Blk 3, Level 2, Room 27

Department

Humanities & Social Studies Education (HSSE)

Category

Social Science

Events Details

About the Topic

Spurred by concerns to prepare young citizens to face challenging issues of the 21stcentury, global citizenship education (GCE) is a movement that has gained visibility in Asia.  Yet, like many education reforms, GCE unfolds within competing discourses that implicate policies, curricula, and teaching. This seminar highlights GCE-related policies in Bhutan, Japan, and Singapore. Analyses yielded common civic discourses based on morality and nationalism, but differing responses to cosmopolitanism, each presenting implications on issues-centred practice. The seminar aims for discussion towards the ways studies of GCE in Asia can inform international scholarship, and poses questions regarding situated considerations of GCE curriculum within increasingly neoliberal and nationalistic contexts of reform.

About the Speaker

Theresa Alviar-Martin is Co-director of the Centre for Governance and Citizenship at the Education University of Hong Kong.  Her research explores democratic citizenship education through comparative, global, and multicultural lenses.