Global Citizenship Education—Assessing the Unassessable?

  • Alicia Prowse
  • Rachel Forsyth


This chapter explores the role of assessment in global citizenship education (GCE). We will consider what can be assessed, and how teachers can design and manage appropriate assignment tasks in relation to normative assessment practices. The ways in which assessment might inform curriculum, behaviours, and engagement with GCE are considered in relation to institutional practices. The role of the assessor is also discussed by considering the extent to which this role aligns with the assessor’s own behaviours. Finally, the potential of a Human Capabilities Approach is briefly explored in relation to the development and support of assessors in GCE.


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  1. 1.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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