What is the relationship between CS and being a global citizen?

In this tackle box drawer, questions about how (or if) child sponsorship connects to ideas around global citizenship and being a global citizen are discussed. The language of global citizenship is drawn on here due to its connections to school curriculum and, in fact, because of its common use in public discourse. Through an analysis of the research interviews, four (4) key questions are presented and discussed in this drawer.

Research Voices

A Resource Guide for Further Reading and Learning

“The notions of power, voice and difference are central for critical citizenship education. Thus, for the creation of an ethical relationship with learners (and with the south), the development of critical literacy becomes necessary.” (p. 49)

-Vanessa de Andreotti

de Andreotti, V.O. (2006). Soft versus critical global citizenship education. Policy & Practice (Centre for Global Education), 3, 40-51.

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de Andreotti, V.O. (2019). Dr. Vanessa Andreotti video on 5 dimensions of social challenges.

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Action on global citizenship - Teacher toolkit

“This toolkit aims to bridge the gap between education for sustainable development (esd) and development education (de) through an environmental education perspective.” (p. 4)

Global Action Plan (GAP) Ireland. Teacher Toolkit – Action on Global Citizenship [A toolkit to bridge the gap between Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Development Education (DE) through an environmental education perspective.]

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Global Citizenship Education Otherwise (UBC course 24:19 on development)

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“… Global citizenship connotes an identity and an ethical philosophy rather than the specific role and set of responsibilities associated with the citizen-subject of a democratic state. To be a global citizen is to adopt a global perspective that allows one to see oneself as interconnected with the experiences of others around the world. (p. 31)

– David Jefferess

Jefferess, D. (2011). Unsettling cosmopolitanism: Global citizenship and the cultural politics of benevolence. In V.D.O. Andreotti & L.M. de Souza (eds.), Postcolonial Perspectives on Global Citizenship Education (1st ed.) (pp. 27-46). Routledge.

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Online Global Citizenship Education Resources - SCIC“… We have curated and created virtual educational resources all about the sustainable development goals to help students continue to be engaged, global citizens.”

Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation. (n.d.). Global Citizenship Education… online resources, modules, lessons, reading lists

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Screenshot from UNESCO video on global citizenship education

“Global Citizenship Education (GCED) is key to understand the interconnections between the local and the global and nurture a sense of belonging to a common humanity. It builds motivation to assume active roles to contribute to a more just, peaceful, tolerant and sustainable world.”

UNESCO (2016). Learning to live together in peace through Global Citizenship Education (UNESCO video, 2016, 2:39).

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“The InSight Project is a 360° video cylinder installation touring schools and libraries across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Through 360° video and interactive workshops, InSight brings stories of global development to life for over 50,000 youth and members of the public.”

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