The Global Citizenship Center for Pedagogies of Self, Other and World Well-being works to educate toward a stance of care and concern for others and the planet and in support of sustained action toward creating a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.
WHAT IS GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP?
Global Citizenship is an orientation of care and concern for the world that includes other humans (with whom we may or may not have anything in common) as well as other beings and the planet. It implies a commitment to action, as well as to peace, social justice and sustainability.
Global Citizenship differs from Global Studies, which is an academic field dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the processes and effects of globalization.
WHAT IS GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION?
Global Citizenship Education focuses on how to best educate our populations to take up, practice and sustain a global citizenship orientation. While global citizenship education depends on an interdisciplinary, international knowledge base, it is fundamentally about the practice and personal processes of doing the work in the world.
We promote pedagogies that advance self, other and world well-being within a global citizenship framework.
To this end, we seek out and create pedagogical strategies and models that
- Recognize our mutuality and interconnectedness at all levels
- Promote engaging with difference without striving to assimilate or eliminate it
- Embrace belonging to the same world we are working to change
- Include reflection and critical thinking about our place, responsibility, action and impact in the world
- Are committedly experiential, dialogic, liberatory and otherwise
- Promote creative work in (and in between) multiple genres
- Advocate for the use of non-English and non-colonial languages
- Include the deep inner processes that allow us to offer and sustain our best work
Global Citizenship Program
This undergraduate certificate program invites students to cultivate an ethical stance, a critical way of thinking, and a committed mode of intervening in a world populated by others with whom we must co-create a viable future. Learn more >
Each year, we bring together educators, artists, nonprofit professionals, activists, and other thinkers to discuss an aspect of global citizenship education and open up a creative space for collaboration. The theme for the 2022 conference is “Radical Listening to Ourselves, Others and the World.” Learn more >
Global Teaching and Learning Fellows Seminar for Faculty
The Global Teaching and Learning Fellows (GTLF) seminar builds on Lehigh’s distinctive ability to put theory into practice through the design of pedagogically sound and innovative international educational experiences. This seminar for Lehigh faculty members focuses on critical experiential pedagogy accompanied by deep personal reflection as a way to simultaneously attend to self, other and world well-being. It includes one week of international travel. Learn more >
Coaching intensives for Professionals
In these short experiential intensives, we take a deep-dive into a coaching-based pedagogy and practice designed to promote learning environments that value individual well-being, emphasize listening generously within difference and increase our capacity to co-create a more just, peaceful and equitable world. Learn more >
Creative Commitments is an occasional publication that brings together varied works around the theme of global citizenship. Submissions are welcome in all genres – essays, art, poems, video or any digital format. We actively seek submissions in all languages. We are committed to spreading knowledge outside of English and other colonial languages in order to welcome in larger readerships.