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ERIC Number: EJ1085138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Cosmopolitanism as Communication? On Conditions for Educational Conversations in a Globalized Society
Wahlström, Ninni
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v60 n1 p32-47 2016
In this article, I explore the question of how a cosmopolitan perspective on education could be understood from curriculum-based activities in classrooms. Assuming that there is a cosmopolitan potential in curriculum content as such, I draw on David Hansen, Anthony Kwame Appiah and Donald Davidson to argue that cosmopolitanism at the classroom level needs to be understood from both a moral and a communicative perspective. In this article, the focus is on the latter. A communicative understanding of cosmopolitanism emphasizes the relational stance to the other and to the social and physical world. The conditions for cosmopolitan dialogues are understood in the curriculum as shared environment, cosmopolitan curiosity and reciprocal communicative respect based on the recognition of responsibilities towards others in a shared world. The characteristic of cosmopolitan conversation is its potentiality.
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Language: English
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