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ERIC Number: EJ1053100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 98
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Injecting Cosmopolitanism into the Geography Classroom
Warf, Barney
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v39 n1 p37-50 2015
Cosmopolitanism is an ethical, moral, and political philosophy with profound geographical implications. In extending circles of compassion to a worldwide scale, it encourages respect for difference, including the concerns of distant strangers. This essay outlines the precepts of cosmopolitanism, its historical development, and the challenges it poses to nationalism. It justifies teaching cosmopolitanism in geography courses based on the need for empathetic understanding in an age of intense globalization. It offers strategies for teaching cosmopolitanism that seek to challenge students' geographical imaginations, including the author's experiences. The conclusion links teaching cosmopolitanism to geographies of care and caring.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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