Event: Global Citizenship Education and the Quest for Critical Civic Engagement: The Model United Nations in Action
Date: Monday, April 4th, 2011
Time: Noon to 1:30 pm
Place: Education Sciences Building, Room 325
Presenter: Laura Johnson, Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Education, University of London
The promotion of 'Global Citizenship' has emerged as a common feature of school curricular reform around the world. Global citizenship education is therefore a broadening field, manifested in academic and policy contexts and drawn into programs such as the Model United Nations, which is experiencing growing popularity across the globe. This seminar reflects upon the researcher's experiences as an education practitioner (helping to organize Model United Nations programmes in London, England) and as a critical comparative researcher, seeking to distinguish, explore and deconstruct ideas of global citizenship education and to work towards increasingly critical forms of civic engagement.
About the Presenter:
Laura Johnson is an ESRC-funded doctoral researcher at the Institute of Education, University of London, specialising in global citizenship education. Formerly a Senior Policy Advisor in the UK Civil Service, she trained as a Citizenship teacher and has taught Citizenship and Law in several London secondary schools. Her most recent article, co-authored with Paul Morris, is entitled "Towards a framework for critical citizenship education" (Curriculum Journal, 2010, 21:1, 77-96).
Lunch will be provided - RSVP to Aryn Baxter (email@example.com)