26.03.2019 - 28.03.2019, Fohrde

Train-the-Trainer-Workshop: Critical Global Citizenship Education

VENRO / Bridge 47

This training for educational multipliers, researchers and activists offers the rare opportunity of an intense immersion into the theory and pedagogical experiments of one of the most inspiring researchers and practitioners of global citizenship education in the world.


This seminar will give participants tools to examine critically the theory and practice
of Global Citizenship Education and to experience innovative methodologies for deepening reflections and widening relationships in their contexts of work.
Through intellectual, experiential and embodied exercises the seminar will create a space for participants to explore the edges of their own ideas and prototypes for social change and unlock “adjacent possibilities” in their pedagogical practice.

The seminar will include exercises that support participants to:

• Identify and transform problematic patterns of North-South engagement that tend to remain hegemonic, ethnocentric, depoliticized, ahistorical, paternalistic and offer uncomplicated solutions;
• Develop complex, systemic, multi-layered, and multi-voiced questions and analyses that challenge and provide alternatives to simplistic solutions to global injustices (step back, look at the bigger picture and “dig deeper”);
• Be sensitized to different understandings and experiences of wellbeing, fairness and global justice; test and unpack their own assumptions and their implications without fear of judgment;
• Develop language and vocabularies to name and productively host tensions, conflict, and paradoxes;
• Cultivate awareness of how we are implicated in the problems we are trying to address;
• Move reciprocally from theory to practice and from practice to theory, understanding the essential and dynamic link between and value of both.
• Open our social and ecological imagination to different forms of knowing and being, and different futurities beyond a single story of progress, development and evolution;
• Sense our connectedness with and responsibility towards each other and the planet;
• Weave local and global CARE-ful coalitions that advance critically informed approaches to global justice in multiple contexts, and engage constructively with difficult issues that emerge in processes of deep intercultural, intergenerational, and intersectional learning and change.

We will just see what happens!

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