Informal Spaces in Global Citizenship Education

Le Bourdon, Madeleine (2018) Informal Spaces in Global Citizenship Education. Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review, 26. pp. 105-121. ISSN 1748-135X

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Abstract

Literature on global citizenship education (GCE) has helped to build a framework of best practice for its implementation and delivery. Creating safe spaces and open environments for teaching, learning and discussion have been widely supported by scholars. However, while research shows that the constraints of formal education make it increasingly difficult to deliver GCE, there remains little in-depth research into the spaces beyond the walls of formal education as a place for GCE. Using data from fieldwork conducted within an international non-governmental organisation (INGO) aimed at building ‘active global citizens’, as well as reflections from working in the field, this article will argue that both as scholars and practitioners we need to understand in more depth the impact these informal spaces and encounters have on fostering global citizenship.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Global citizenship, Global Citizenship Education, informal and formal learning
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2018 12:11
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2018 12:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37390

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