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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Seminar

 Seminar series 2015: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and Socially Just Pedagogies

Alejandra Boni

Education for global citizenship at universities. Potentialities of formal and informal learning spaces to foster cosmopolitanism

In this presentation, we want to explore how formal and informal learning spaces could be appropriate for developing a sense of global citizenship among university students. We will draw on an interview study conducted at the Universitat Politècnica of Valencia (UPV) between 2010 and 2012. We will analyse the three spaces in terms of expansion of capabilities and agency related to global citizenship and cosmopolitanism using a conceptual framework that synthesizes Nussbaum’s and Sen’s capability approach with Delanty’s critical cosmopolitanism to explore the limits and potentialities of those three spaces.

Alejandra Boni (Sandra) is Associate Professor at the Departamento de Proyectos de Ingeniería (Dpt. of Projects Engineering) at the U. Politécnica de Valencia. Director of the Máster Interuniversitario en Cooperación al Desarrollo de la UPV (Master in International Cooperation) and Convenor of the PhD Programme in Local Development and International Cooperation. Her main research interests are in the area of human development, university, development education, international cooperation, project planning, grassroot social innovation and action research.

DATE:    12 August 2015

TIME:    1.00 – 2.00 p.m.