‘Worldly’ pedagogy: a way of conceptualizing teaching towards global citizenship

Fanghanel, Joelle and Cousin, G. (2012) ‘Worldly’ pedagogy: a way of conceptualizing teaching towards global citizenship. Teaching in Higher Education, 17 (1). pp. 39-50. ISSN 1356-2517

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Abstract

In this paper, we discuss the characteristics of a form of pedagogy capable of addressing difference across nations and cultures in ways that do not inflate difference. We suggest that those conceptual insights are particularly relevant to the teaching of ‘global citizenship’. We have labelled this a ‘worldly’ pedagogy, because of the connection to teaching in a global context, and with reference to Arendt’s concept of ‘worldliness’ and the ‘worldly’ experience of human beings in their plurality sharing a ‘common world’ (Arendt 1958). Our conceptual framework results from our analysis of a specific educational environment which we investigated through a small grant obtained from the Higher Education Academy (UK) that examined the pedagogies used to promote learning amongst two polarised (Palestinian and Israeli) communities. We carried out eight interviews with participants to this programme, and report on the outcomes of this study. This paper contributes to the debate on tribal identities (Beck 2006; Hill 2000; Appiah 2006 for example) through the challenge it offers to positions on difference that display rigid essentialising identity readings and to homogenizing discourses that fail to appreciate the differences within cultures/nations/groups.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Education
Depositing User: Joelle Fanghanel
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2014 09:49
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2016 18:38
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/907

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