Journal of Global Citizenship & Equity Education, Vol 1, No 1 (2011)

Creating a Global Citizen and Assessing Outcomes

Margaret Brigham

Abstract


This article examines development of the field of global citizenship education in postsecondary education in Canada. Analysis centers on the forces of globalization and internationalization as a catalyst for innovation. Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is invoked to explain the nature of transformative education and reflective practice. A signature pedagogy is identified for global citizenship education based on an emerging model. The model consists of five components: theory, content, experiences, methodology, and assessment. Student outcomes are defined in terms of a demonstrated ability to act with a global mindset based on an application of values, ethics, identity, social justice perspective, intercultural skills, and sense of responsibility.

Keywords


Global Citizenship Education; Learning Paradigm

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