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ERIC Number: EJ1303378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1756-5278
Rethinking Adult Learning and Education as Global Citizenship Education: A Conceptual Model with Implications for Policy, Practice and Further Research
Milana, Marcella; Tarozzi, Massimiliano
International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, v13 n1 p46-60 2021
This article provides a conceptual analysis of the two domains of global citizenship education and adult education and learning, along with their similarities and differences. It begins by unpacking the ambiguous and contested concept of global citizenship education and proposing a critical vision of it, within a global social justice framework. Against this backdrop, the article argues for re-conceptualizing adult education and learning as global citizenship education, instead of considering the latter to be one of the key issues of the former. Their structural link is grounded in their common epistemological nature. The domains are interlocked to the extent that both (1) promote active citizenship skills, (2) strive towards equality and social justice on a global level and (3) adopt a values-based approach and promote transformative learning. In conclusion, an original 'Four-dimensions approach to adult education and learning as global citizenship education' conceptual model is advanced potentially to inform policymakers, practitioners and researchers. The model is made up of four basic components of adult education and learning as global citizenship education, namely: aims and scope (what for), contents and skills (what), processes and pedagogies (how), actors and learning environments (who).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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