Seeking Global Citizenship Through International Experiential/Service Learning and Global Citizenship Education: Challenges of Power, Knowledge and Difference for Practitioners



Who is a global citizen and how should we educate them? The aspiration to produce global citizens capable of affecting positive social change worldwide is a popular notion in contemporary higher education. Global citizenship education, (GCE), is a rapidly growing field which engages a wide array of strategies are deployed to engage students in encounters with different cultures and communities. Among the most popular pedagogies on university campuses is international experiential/service learning, (IESL), yet critical research raises a number of concerns regarding the way power, knowledge and difference are encountered and re-produced through global education programs. This chapter considers some of the key challenges that confront practitioners IESL as a strategy to engage in global citizenship education.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Western UniversityLondonCanada

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