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

LISBON 2018 International Conference

Workshop 

B4. The world in the school: learning with colleagues from other countries

Learning through Global Education at school implies the ability to “read the world”, in the words of Paulo Freire, facilitate personal travelling for learning to other parts of the world, but also to connect people and classrooms to enhance global learning. There is also a growing movement of virtual activism – allowing action on the world in favour of greater justice to enter the classroom through screen engagement. How can school borders expand to include colleagues, students and educators, living geographically distant, and promote sharing and mutual learning? How can students and teachers develop their understanding of different communities and lives and what impact may this have in their own lives? How will wealth and power imbalances of today affect the relationships the school builds with others? Based on practical experiences of participants in school exchange, in school linking, in intercontinental virtual partnerships, and in the learning dimensions of internet-based activism, many key issues and contemporary challenges for Global Education will be debated in this workshop.

Speakers:
Leen Van Craesbeek
Leen Van Craesbeek

Belgium | VVOB / eNSPIRED - VIVES University of Applied Sciences

Darren Coyle
Darren Coyle

UK I British Council Connecting Classrooms

Rimma El Joueidi
Rimma El Joueidi

Ukraine I Teach For All, Teach for Ukraine

Facilitators:
Gal Harmat
Gal Harmat

Germany | Georg Eckert Institute

Viviane Carriço
Viviane Carriço

Portugal | Pool of Trainers of the National Youth Council

Rapporteur:
Frances Hunt
Frances Hunt

UK | DERC - Development Education Research Centre

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