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Khoo, Su-Ming – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2017
This article explores inter- and transdisciplinarity, given the need for more complex, relevant, and transformative knowledge to shift society towards more sustainable futures. It connects practical questions about economic, societal, and ecological limits to questions about the limitations of academic knowledge. Transdisciplinarity involves…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Interdisciplinary Approach, Higher Education, Futures (of Society)
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Moraes, Silvia Elisabeth; de Almeida Freire, Ludmila – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2017
This article discusses the formation of a "planetary citizenship" based on the "ecology of knowledges" perspective in Brazilian universities. It is informed by the authors' experiences and the partial results from a research project entitled "Planetary citizenship and the ecology of knowledges: Interdisciplinarity,…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Mravcová, Anna – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2016
Global citizenship is still a relatively new concept concerned mainly with the growing prominence of global and development education issues. The importance of this phenomenon is increasing in the area of education, which must be able to respond to the interconnection and interdependency of the current world. There is an effort to support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Sewchurran, Kosheek; McDonogh, Jennifer – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2015
Currently, we experience a situation in society in general as well as business school education where leaders and executives prefer to remain ambivalent and inauthentic about humanity's worsening socio-economic challenges. As a result of this, we continue with regimes of common sense that have lost their legitimacy and perpetuate an unsustainable…
Descriptors: Management Development, Business Schools, Futures (of Society), Teaching Methods
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Richards, Howard – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2015
In a dehumanized world in which meanings derived from dominant liberal world views are tacitly assumed to exist objectively and to impose themselves on discourses and on minds quite independently of who expresses them, this paper endorses what Immanuel Wallerstein calls "unthinking social science" and then rethinking social science in…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Indigenous Knowledge, Educational Philosophy, Educational Change
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Odora Hoppers, Catherine A. – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2015
"In a time of unacceptable global injustice, growing inequalities in the distribution of power, accelerating climate change, and unwavering racism and social exclusion, we are today facing the biggest challenges of human history" (European Conference on Intercultural Dialogue in Development Education, 2008: 1). A favourable wind is…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Power Structure, Foreign Policy, Social Change
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Baijnath, Narend; James, Genevieve – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2015
African knowledge remains at best on the margins, struggling for an epistemological foothold in the face of an ever dominant Western canon. At worst, African knowledge is disparaged, depreciated, and dismissed. It is often ignored even by African scholars who, having gained control of the academy in the postcolonial context, seemingly remain…
Descriptors: Universities, Educational Development, Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries