|1st Symposium "Global education meets development"- Lisbon September 26 2012|
|Written by Chiara Tripepi|
|Monday, 10 September 2012 13:22|
Following the panel "Development needs Citizens", which took place at the 2011 EADI general conference in York, an academic working group on development education was created within the EADI network. Its aim is in particular to bridge the gap between development studies and global education as academic disciplines. To date, the working group has 30 academics and researchers from various backgrounds and countries (including non-European) on its mailing list.
At the occasion of the Global Education Congress in Lisbon on 27 and 28 September, the working group will meet for the first time on 26 September. After an internal meeting, which will address the group's objectives and working structures, a public symposium will highlight recent research on development education and global citizenship.
The Symposium will be moderated by Matt Baillie Smith (Centre for International Development, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK) and will consist of three presentations and exchange with the audience:
- Alejandra Boni, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain "Building a quality system for global citizenship education"
- Marije van Gent & Christine Carabain, NCDO, Netherlands "Global Citizenship in the Netherlands: concept and preliminary results"
- Jan van Ongevalle, HIVA/KU Leuven, Belgium "Alternative approaches to monitor effects of global learning activities