The Practice of Value-Creating Global Citizenship Education
Based on a long-term study of Asian perspectives Sharma discusses the implications for learning to live together and brings together the various themes that were developed in the previous chapters for a practice of global citizenship education (GCE). The proposed six themes are, (i) a sense of interdependence, common humanity, and a global outlook; (ii) an awareness of climate change as planetary citizens; (iii) a commitment to reflective, dialogic, and transformative learning; (iv) a commitment to sustainable development through intercultural perspectives; (v) a belief in the value-creating capacity for social-self actualization; and (vi) an understanding of peace and non-violence as being central to the human rights agenda. These are relevant to K-12 teaching, and across various subject areas in higher education, within informal and non-formal education.
KeywordsGlobal citizenship education Learning to live together Sustainable development Planetary citizen Soka education Human rights
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