Seeing the forest for the trees: the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme exhibition and global citizenship education

Palmer, Nicholas (2016) Seeing the forest for the trees: the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme exhibition and global citizenship education. Journal of Research in International Education, 15 (3). pp. 208-223. ISSN 1475-2409

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to determine the depth and scope of Global Citizenship Education (GCE)
through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) exhibition. The small-scale
qualitative study describes how a fifth-grade cohort and teachers at The International School of Azerbaijan
uncover GCE in situ. Drawing on GCE literature, including Irene Davy’s IB position paper and UNESCO’s
Global Citizenship: Education Topics and Learning Objectives, the study seeks to align current theory on GCE
and the components of the exhibition. The research is underpinned by communicative action and reflection,
denoting a critical stance on epistemology. The resulting conceptual GCE framework positions authentication,
co-creation and substantiation as key enabling features of the PYP exhibition. As the presented framework is based on practice, the key assertions are applicable to educators, schools and networks seeking to enliven contextual modes of global learning.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2016 05:31
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 02:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: authenticity, exhibition, global citizenship education, global education, International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/1475240916669029
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29880

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