By Maxine Cleminson After several years studying Development Education and Global Learning at UCL, one thing I definitely came away with was an intense dislike for the term “21st-century skills”. For over 40 years, discussions on education policy and practice have frequently focused on the need for students to acquire 21st-century skills. This shift canContinue reading “Three reasons why we must stop talking about 21st-century skills in education”
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Teaching Controversial Issues: How to talk about gun control in the classroom
By Maxine Cleminson Partisanship in public discourse is an increasing feature of politics in America, particularly over the last decade. During the 1980s and 1990s, affiliation with one of the two American political parties was more cross-cutting across social voting blocs with supporters of liberal and conservative viewpoints in both broad church parties. This isContinue reading “Teaching Controversial Issues: How to talk about gun control in the classroom”
What is Global Citizenship Education?
By Maxine Cleminson What is Global Citizenship Education? Global Citizenship Education is a field of education that is not easy to succinctly define or even to position neatly in relationship to associated fields of study, despite the best attempts of academics, international organizations, nonprofits, and educators. Many have attempted to map out the genealogy ofContinue reading “What is Global Citizenship Education?”