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Title: Examining Two Elementary-Intermediate Teachers' Understandings and Pedagogical Practices About Global Citizenship Education
Authors: Moizumi, Erica Miyuki
Advisor: Evans, Mark
Bennett, Barrie
Department: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Keywords: Global Citizenship Education
Curriculum
Elementary-Intermediate
Teachers
Issue Date: 27-Jul-2010
Abstract: In this qualitative study, I examine two elementary-intermediate teachers’ understandings and pedagogical practices of global citizenship education in the Ontario and British Columbia classroom contexts. Key findings reveal contrasting portrayals of global citizenship education that foreground particular themes and practices found in the literature and curriculum guidelines. One teachers’ understandings and goals highlight an environmental global justice angle whereas the other teacher focuses on critical thinking. Three broad themes appeared to underpin their pedagogical practices – child-centred learning, critical thinking, and authentic performance tasks – although each theme is portrayed in distinctive ways. Both teachers identified factors such as the departmental and school culture, a collaborative learning community, and suitable resources as either encouraging or hindering their ability to transform their preferred learning goals into practice. These findings reveal a level of ambiguity and uncertainty regarding the teacher participants’ understandings and practice, which is complicated by varying levels of support.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24608
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