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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Global Citizenship in the Classroom



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The education of learners to enable them to participate in a global context has brought new challenges for teachers who have to go beyond the traditional ‘tools of the trade’. This 54-page booklet comprises a collection of papers with contributions from leading researchers on global citizenship in language education.
The English language plays an important role in creating a global community and developing planetary citizenship. Consequently, the education of learners to enable them to participate in the global forum has brought new challenges for teachers who have to go beyond the traditional ‘tools of the trade’. There is a whole new world to be explored. In order to help teachers in this journey of exploration in 2005 the British Council organised a seminar entitled ‘Global citizenship and language learning: education in a multilingual world’, attended by teachers, lecturers, researchers and administrators from all continents, in both face-to-face and online modes of participation. It was the first event that provided ‘live’ coverage, enabling professionals to interact with the discussions via technology. For this reason it created a more global forum that brought together experiences and ideas from both the UK and the participants’ countries.


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