Call for Papers: Global Citizenship as Personal and Pedagogical Practice

Alon Lischinsky alischinsky at
Mon Dec 10 14:19:06 UTC 2012

Call for Papers: Global Citizenship as Personal and Pedagogical Practice

Friday 7th June – Saturday 8th June 2013
Oxford Brookes University

Conference hosted by Centre for Curriculum Internationalisation  (CCI)
–previously CICIN– 5th International Conference in association with
CAPRI, the internationalisation stream of the Centre for Social and
Educational Research across the Life course (SERL)

In association with CAPRI, the Centre for Curriculum
Internationalisation (CCI) celebrates its 6th anniversary in 2013 with
a conference on the theme of Global Citizenship as Personal and
Pedagogical Practice. In the past decade, internationalisation of the
curriculum in tertiary education has evolved as an area of empirical
research and inquiry conducted within diverse theoretical frameworks.
This work has also engaged students, teachers and other stakeholder
groups in a dialogue which foregrounds the personal dimensions of
teaching, learning and assessment practice and acknowledges the
importance of personal and professional values.

Within the context of the internationalised curriculum the term
‘global citizenship’ is assuming currency as institutions in a
complex, fast-changing, globalised world strive to define the
attributes required to enable graduates to make  a worthwhile
contribution to society and economy .  At the same time however, it is
becoming apparent that educating global citizens suggests personal,
reflexive engagement and both individual and collective negotiation in
a context where everyday practitioners talk, write and act the
institution into existence. In this conference we take the opportunity
to reflect critically upon ourselves as university educators. We are
particularly interested in the ways the concept of global citizenship
is translated as a conceptual framework into collaborative and
community practices, into identity and discourse practices, into
everyday narratives, into institutional change, and ethical accounts
of the self.

The theme - Global Citizenship as Personal and Pedagogical Practice

The 2013 conference distils a range of  themes, approaches and
practices that have come to characterise global citizenship in higher
education and elsewhere. We therefore invite submissions which develop
our understanding of the emergent process of nurturing the identity of
‘global citizen’ within curricular and extra-curricular contexts and:

* examine the relationship between global citizenship and the everyday
construction of university life.
* explore the ways global citizenship as a form of everyday practice
may transcend the limits of campus and spill over into other spaces of
social interaction
* consider whether global citizenship is viable in a market driven
neoliberal economy
* articulate approaches to education for a sustainable future
* examine the dilemmas in defining and interpreting global citizenship
and translating this into pedagogy and practice,


In keeping with past conferences, we welcome submissions which will
contribute to a deeper understanding of the issues relating to
internationalisation of the curriculum for and via global citizenship.
Though we broadly outline these in the theme section above, final
streams will be determined by the papers submitted. We hope though to
keep a balance between theoretical and empirical contributions, and
between formats including: round tables (50 minutes); research papers
(20 minutes presentation + 10 minutes discussion); practice papers (20
minutes presentation + 10 minutes discussion); position papers (20
minutes presentation + 10 minutes discussion); posters.

Abstracts of 350 words should outline the relevance of the
presentation to one of the themes identified above. The deadline for
submission of abstracts is 15th January 2013.

Presenters will be able to present a full draft paper for peer review
by 4th March 2013 that will be submitted for possible inclusion in a
special issue of an education journal.  The conference event will
include a writing circle for authors of draft papers to share peer
feedback on work in progress.

Please send your abstract and contact details to Juliet Henderson (CCI
Chair) at jhenderson at Proposers will receive
confirmation of receipt of their abstract within one working week.
Should this not be the case, please contact Juliet Henderson on +44
(0) 1865 488476.
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