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ERIC Number: EJ811383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
Spirituality and Education for Global Citizenship: Developing Student Teachers' Perceptions and Practice
Woolley, Richard
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v13 n2 p145-156 May 2008
Education for Global Citizenship (E4GC) offers many opportunities to explore spirituality and a sense of how one fits into the world at a range of levels. Beyond the Curriculum Boundaries is a project that enables student teachers to consider E4GC alongside issues of multiculturalism, antiracism and democracy education, with a strong focus on religious education and geography. This paper outlines the ethos behind the project, identifies key elements and themes, appraises student responses, and evaluates key learning points. Student teachers respond to the module in a variety of ways that inform their learning and teaching, and development takes place on both personal and professional levels: as the project has developed the awareness of children's worldviews and the sense of interconnectedness with others has grown, adding an increasingly spiritual dimension to learning. This article argues that E4GC provides an effective vehicle for supporting the often-overlooked spiritual dimension of children development. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil; South Africa; United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Reform Act 1988 (England)