Building a World of Justice and Solidarity:
Global Education in the School System

LISBON 2018 International Conference

Workshop 

B1. The voices of the students in the school

In our understanding of Global Education, the school is not only a place for learning about global and local justice issues, but also a place for experiencing justice – a global learning laboratory. If school is a democratic space, then students are the most important contributors to the school system, in a variety of issues (curricula design, teaching methods, school organisation and practices, school management, policymaking, vision and direction, etc.). However, achieving this objective requires reflecting upon several questions. What are the processes and practices in the schools that hinder student participation? How are power and knowledge relations affecting participation? What transformation does Global Education promote to ensure students voices are heard? What are the possible mechanisms to hear the voices of students and how can these processes be meaningful? The aim of this workshop is to exchange experiences of “Students Voice” in different countries and to discuss how approaches to make them heard within education decision-making can be a catalyst for Global Education and can be achieved through Global Education.

Speakers:
Eulália Alexandre
Eulália Alexandre

Portugal | Ministry of Education

Filipa Maia
Filipa Maia

Portugal | Student at University of Coimbra

Emilie Kjærnli Kristiansen
Emilie Kjærnli Kristiansen

Norway | Students Union of Norway

Facilitators:
Vic Klabbers
Vic Klabbers

The Netherlands | The Network University

Teresa Ferreira
Teresa Ferreira

Portugal | Freelancer

Rapporteur:
Mary Margaret Ryan
Mary Margaret Ryan

Ireland | National Youth Council

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