Democratic education and fostering active citizenship – (de)constructing what (we think) we know about the world
Lecturer: Amanda Franco (Católica Learning Innovation Lab – CLIL, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Universidad Católica Portuguesa)
Institution: Universidad Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal
Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0
In the video, lecturer Amanda Franco critically examines different world views in the context of democratic education, including the concept of a global North and South. To introduce these concepts, Amanda Franco uses various world maps to visualise fixed views and thought patterns about the world and discusses the relevancy of Global Citizenship Education as well as the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The video was recorded on 5 April 2023 as part of the TESTEd lecture series. It is the first part of a two-part series on “Democratic education and fostering active citizenship”.
- Amanda Franco: https://www.ucp.pt/amanda-franco-clil
- Católica Learning Innovation Lab: https://ciencia.ucp.pt/en/projects/cat%C3%B3lica-learning-innovation-lab
- National Geographic. „Here Be Dragons”. 1570 Theatrum Orbis Terrarum: https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/here-be-dragons/
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- Carta Marina by Olaus Magnus, 1539 (Gallery, Collections & Exhibits at the University of Minnesota Libraries): http://gallery.lib.umn.edu/items/show/1026
- Friedman, U. (2013). “12 Maps that Changed the World – Is there such a thing as a perfect map?” In: The Atlantic.
- Picture of: Geographia by Claudius Ptolemy, CE 150.
- Picture of: Google Earth, 2005.
- Picture of: Mercator projection by Gerardus Mercator, 1569.
- Nunn, G. (2020). „Most world maps show north at the top. But it doesn’t have to be that way.” ABC News. Upside Down World Map. Online: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-02/theres-no-such-thing-as-upside-down-world-map-racist/12495868
- Ngozi Adichie, C. (2009). “The danger of a single story”. TEDGlobal 2009. Online: https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story
- Robinson Projection, Global North v. Global South divide. 2018. www.mapsofworld.com. Online: https://scalar.case.edu/fsso-119-philanthropy-/media/global-north-v-global-south-divide
- North/South inequality – Falco (Cuba).
North/South inequality – Kichka (Israel).
North/South inequality – Tom Scott (New Zealand).