Education for Interdependence: The University and the Global Citizen

By Michael Karlberg.

Published by The Global Studies Journal

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Increasing global interdependence is placing new demands on university educators. Some educators are beginning to respond by taking seriously the concept of global citizenship education. This paper advocates the value of an outcomes-based approach to global citizenship education and suggests a framework of core learning outcomes that can guide and inform the development of global citizenship curricula. This framework – which includes a set of identity outcomes, ethical outcomes, and social practice outcomes – is offered as an invitation to dialogue regarding ways that universities can contribute more effectively to the education of responsible global citizens in an increasingly interdependent world.

Keywords: Global Citizenship, Cosmopolitanism, Learning Outcomes, Interdependence, Curricula, University

Global Studies Journal, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.129-138. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 591.097KB).

Dr. Michael Karlberg

Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, USA

Michael Karlberg is an Associate Professor of Communication at Western Washington University. He is the author of a book entitled Beyond the Culture of Contest: From Adversarialism to Mutualism in an Age of Interdependence (Oxford: George Ronald, 2004), as well as various peer-reviewed articles in the field of peace and conflict studies. He has also written several peer-reviewed articles on the topic of global citizenship, including Discourse, Identity, and Global Citizenship (Peace Review) and Global Citizenship and Humanities Scholarship: Toward a Twenty-First Century Agenda (International Journal of Humanities).

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