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Young people’s personal engagement with global learning in further education.

Bentall, Clare and McGough, Hannah (2014) Young people’s personal engagement with global learning in further education. International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 5 (3). pp. 47-69. ISSN 1756-526X. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

This article focuses on the degree to which students in Further Education (FE) colleges in England personally engage with global learning during specific initiatives to incorporate global learning in the curriculum, drawing on findings from the ‘Global Learning for Global Colleges’ (2009-2012) research and development project, funded by the UK Ministry for overseas aid, the Department for International Development (DfID). The findings illustrate various levels of engagement, with much learning about, and enthusiasm, for global issues. There is some evidence of some critical thinking around issues by some students, and also some evidence that first-hand experience of overseas settings has the potential to contribute to transformation. In terms of action there is evidence of activities, particularly more charitable ones, informed by feelings of gratitude and wanting to help others, linked to opportunities provided by colleges. But there is little evidence of questioning of such responses to global issues. The findings also highlight various emotional responses and forms of resistance by students to the more transformative aspects of global learning.

Item Type: Article
Controlled Keywords: global learning, young people, further education, personal engagement, transformation
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Lifelong and Comparative Education
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 14:13
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:06
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