Bringing the self into the process of exploring the global: opening spaces for “open spaces for dialogue and enquiry”?

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This paper offers a case study on creating open, safe and engaging spaces of dialogue conducive to independent, self-reflective enquiry in the context of university courses on global issues in education. The first part of the paper describes the setting, the perceived obstacles, the need to renegotiate the rules of the academic seminar space, and above all the necessity to find a language to relate these objectives. The second part discusses the survey conducted to elicit students’ perceptions in relation to the OSDE methodology which was piloted to depict, characterize and communicate the space proposed. The paper concludes with a preliminary analysis of the data, which suggests the significance of language in general and of a common foreign language, a lingua franca as the working language of the course, to create a space receptive to negotiating roles and rules of space.
Seiten (von - bis)61-67
FachzeitschriftCritical Literacy: Theories and Practices
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2011

ÖFOS 2012

  • 503001 Allgemeine Pädagogik