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Pedagogies Of Agonistic Democracy And Global Citizenship Education

Sant Obiols, E and McDonnell, J and Menendez Alvarez-Hevia, D and Pashby, K and Hanley, C and Thiel, J (2017) Pedagogies Of Agonistic Democracy And Global Citizenship Education. In: ECER 2017, 21 August 2017 - 25 August 2017, Copenhagen.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to explore the possibilities of agonistic educational practices as a way to educate a critical global citizenry. This paper is based on empirical work conducted in the UK involving primary, undergraduate and postgraduate students, educators, and researchers. We invited these groups to an interactive workshop to discuss global citizenship. In devising the workshop, we drew on the work of Ruitenberg (2009) and her application of Mouffe (1999) in attempting to promote an agonistic approach to democratic education. Activities aimed at foregrounding conflict and destabilising consensus. In this paper, we critically reflect on the workshops and consider pedagogical contributions to a critical approach to global citizenship.

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