Can Active Citizenship Be Learned? Examining Content and Activities in a Teacher’s Education Module Engaging with Gandhi and Makiguchi

  • Namrata Sharma
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy book series (GCED)


This chapter continues this book’s engagement with the three domains of learning within the global citizenship education conceptual dimensions of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which are the cognitive, socio-emotional, and behavioral. In particular, it explores the behavioral dimension of learning to do that involves a critical analysis of what it means to be an active citizen. For instance, a study of the Asian thinkers, Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, Daisaku Ikeda, and Mahatma Gandhi shows that there are political implications of taking action based on values, such as peace and non-violence. This chapter starts to develop questions for classroom teaching from the study of these three thinkers and provides segue into the praxis chapters in the next part of this book.


Global citizenship education Behavioral Active citizen Makiguchi Ikeda Gandhi 


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  • Namrata Sharma
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  1. 1.Ann ArborMIUSA

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