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Resourcing an Ethical Global Issues Pedagogy with Secondary Teachers in Northern Europe

Pashby, Karen ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9967-8262, Da Costa, Marta, Sund, Louise and Corcoran, Su ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3513-2770 (2020) Resourcing an Ethical Global Issues Pedagogy with Secondary Teachers in Northern Europe. In: Teaching and Learning Practices that Promote Sustainable Development and Active Citizenship. IGI Global, pp. 47-66. ISBN 9781799844020

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Abstract

In this chapter, the authors report on a participatory research project with secondary school teachers in England, Finland, and Sweden that aimed to explore the possibilities for ethical global issues pedagogy in the classroom. The project had three integrated stages: 1) development and delivery of a workshop for teachers based on a synthesis of theoretical work in critical global citizenship education and environmental and sustainability education, and introducing Andreotti's (2012) HEADSUP tool; 2) classroom visits and reflective interviews with teachers where the workshop material was applied and adapted; and 3) drafting, reviewing, piloting, and publishing online a resource to support teacher practice. Findings show teachers are inspired and committed to engaging with deep ethical pedagogical approaches to global issues. However, in order to be able to take up critical approaches in the classroom, teachers require resources and spaces where they can engage with theory and research, reflect, experiment, and exchange information with other teachers.

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