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

Runtime: 00:31:31

Licence: CC-BY-SA 4.0

Upload: 07.11.2023


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”.

Show notes

Online: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/12/12-maps-that-changed-the-world/282666/

North/South inequality – Tom Scott (New Zealand).


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