Teaching for Sustainable Development through Ethical Global Issues Pedagogy: Participatory Research with Teachers
There is an urgent policy imperative to support effective teaching of global issues. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals include Target 4.7: mainstreaming education for sustainable development and global citizenship education. Critical scholarship in both fields has called for an ethical global issues pedagogy that takes-up, rather than avoiding, difficult questions about global inequalities. Despite consensus on the importance of including global issues in education, there is a lack of knowledge about how to enact critical scholarship in this field and to what extent teachers are currently resourced and open to engaging in such a pedagogy. This project will propose, test and mobilise a framework informed by empirical research with teachers of social studies subjects at secondary level in the UK, Sweden and Finland.