Global learning: a catalyst for curriculum change

Scoffham, S. (2018) Global learning: a catalyst for curriculum change. International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning. ISSN 1756526X. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper considers some of the key challenges and opportunities for global learning. It is argued that global learning is a confused terrain which is emotionally ‘hot’ because it impacts on deep rooted notions of nationality and personal identity.

The difficulty of engaging with controversial issues such as power relations, social injustice, migration and global poverty are explored, along with the legacy of colonialism.

Recognising that global learning aims to develop new ways of thinking suggests that progression and assessment may need to be reframed around over-arching concepts and the formation of values rather than measurable outcomes. Intriguingly, this also offers an opportunity to realign the curriculum to better address twenty first century needs, particularly with respect to sustainability and the environment.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Open Access Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Assessment; emotion; environment; post-colonial; sustainability; values
Subjects: L Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Divisions: Sustainability Office
Depositing User: Stephen Scoffham
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2018 15:21
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2018 13:00
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/17805

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