Citizenship education ‘goes global’: extra-curricular learning in an overseas campus of a British civic university

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Abstract

Active citizenship is increasingly being framed in the context of lifelong and life-wide learning. However, research on young people’s participation in and experience of different forms of civic practice, particularly in informal settings in different sociocultural contexts, is scarce. Consequently, little is known about how these experiences shape their learning about active citizenship, their understanding of the self and their relationship to society. This paper reports findings from a small-scale qualitative research on students’ experiences of
participation in extra-curricular activities (ECAs) in a UK Transnational Higher Education institution in China, in relation to the development of active citizenship and lifelong learning capacity. The findings suggest ECAs can provide opportunities for students to accumulate knowledge and develop skills, attitudes and values that underpin the promotion of active citizenship, while developing habits and skills essential for lifelong learning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)662-678
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Lifelong Education
Volume36
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Citizenship education
  • extra-curricular learning
  • overseas campus

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