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Acts of Willpower. Developing Cosmopolitan Citizenship Through Student Engagement in Course Design

Bruni, Tatiana

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Tatiana Bruni tatiana.bruni@durham.ac.uk
PGR Student Doctor of Philosophy



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Abstract

This paper presents some preliminary outcomes of a student engagement experience undertaken at an undergraduate college in the Netherlands. Six students and an alumna participated in a teacher-student partnership with the researcher to co-design a new course in critical intercultural communication. The teacher-student partnership was envisioned as a laboratory of democracy, aimed at offering students a site where the institutional educational objectives concerning global citizenship were examined by those to which they apply. Experimenting with democratic processes of co-creating learning environment and knowledge that matter to students is seen as a form of active community engagement. Preliminary analysis of the qualitative data collected show that engaging with theories of global citizenship in a setting of democratic pedagogy impacts on students’ perception of themselves as global citizens and as learners. In both cases, whilst challenging, student seemed to adopt a more active role.

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Bruni, T. (2019). Acts of Willpower. Developing Cosmopolitan Citizenship Through Student Engagement in Course Design. In X. Shao, & E. Dobson (Eds.), Imagining Better Education: Conference Proceedings 2018 (31-43)

Conference Name Imagining Better Education
Conference Location Durham, England
Publication Date Jan 1, 2019
Deposit Date Mar 15, 2019
Publicly Available Date Mar 15, 2019
Pages 31-43
Series Title Imagining Better Education
Book Title Imagining Better Education: Conference Proceedings 2018.
ISBN 9780907552154
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1144735
Publisher URL https://www.dur.ac.uk/education/

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