ERIC Number: EJ1121637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Global Education--An Educational Perspective to Cope with Globalisation?
Lehner, Daniela; Wurzenberger, Julia
Campus-Wide Information Systems, v30 n5 p358-368 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of Global Education (GE) from a "theory of action plan" and an "evolutionary and systems theory" approach as an educational perspective to cope with globalisation--more specifically, the challenges of globalisation. Moreover, an additional aim is to analyse the linkages of GE according to global society, global citizenship and transformative learning concepts. Design/methodology/approach: The analysis is based on a literature review regarding the challenges of globalisation combined with the theoretical pattern of GE separated into the following dimensions: objective/issues, temporal, spatial and social based on Lang-Wojtasik (2012), which will be further complemented with approaches from Selby and Rathenow (2006). Findings: GE is an educational perspective to cope with globalisation in consideration of different definitions and approaches of GE. The methods of GE, such as promoting a holistic view on the world, are designed based on the challenges of globalisation and, as a result, GE can provide perspectives for coping with globalisation. Originality/value: The challenges of globalisation are more and more noticeable in daily life. Therefore, it seems meaningful to the authors to resume an educational concept dealing with these challenges.
Descriptors: Global Education, Educational Attitudes, Global Approach, Systems Approach, Transformative Learning, Educational Objectives, Educational Methods, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Coping
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