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Call for Papers: Global Citizenship and Pedagogical Practice

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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,

Proposals

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{@}brookes.ac.uk. 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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