Special Issue "Re-thinking Global Education during the Times of Emergencies"

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102). This special issue belongs to the section "Higher Education".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 2537

Special Issue Editors

Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Jyväskylä, 40014 Jyväskylä, Finland
Interests: sustainable and global education; intercultural and social context of education; teacher education and early childhood education
Faculty of Education and Welfare Studies, Åbo Akademi University, FI-65101 Vaasa, Finland
Interests: international teacher education and professional development; diversities in education; sustainable and global education

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In general, global education covers themes concerning the Sustainable Development Goal “education for all” (SDG4). Retrospectively, it covers terms such as intercultural (competency), multicultural education,  social justice, migrant education and peace education, amongst others. Current global emergencies such as conflicts, the COVID-19 pandemic, and climate crisis may have challenged and changed the way in which students, teachers and policy makers think about education. The global andemic and conflicts have also revealed new layers of injustices and racism between humans (and beyond human subjects). The field of global education attempts to respond to the “emergencies” facing humanity (and beyond), and there is a sense that these times call for deep and profound civilizational changes (de Sousa Santos, 2016). Instead of relying on certain ways of knowing and understanding, for example, the SDG4 goal, dialogue and global education research is paramount to the education of future students, teachers, and teacher educators in terms of knowledge and perspectives with which we can understand the world. This Special Issue calls for new types of openings in global education under the umbrella of education for emergencies. We are interested in the challenges and changes that pandemics, wars, climate crises, and other emergencies have caused in terms of global education and teaching methods. We welcome authors with new types of dialogues and ideas that are needed in education to respond to these situations, be they theoretical, conceptual, or methodological. The aim of this Special Issue is to encourage discussion and contribute new knowledge regarding the changes needed relating to pedagogy, methods, and research towards teaching in emergencies, including, but not limited to, pedagogical leadership during times of emergencies, new ideas regarding anti-racism education from diverse parts of the world, and what can we learn from indigenous knowledge. We invite scholars to contribute wide global perspectives and knowledge, such as indigenous knowledge and new ways of researching, thinking, and knowing about global education.

Dr. Heidi Layne
Dr. Haiqin Liu
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • global education
  • education in emergencies
  • indigenous knowledges
  • social justice

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A Metaphorical Analysis of Mentoring for Education without Walls in Palestine and Finland with the OLIVE International Project as a Key Example
Educ. Sci. 2023, 13(3), 290; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci13030290 - 09 Mar 2023
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Nowadays, efforts are being made in Finland to develop education across borders through projects that seek to deal with global learning crises. Palestine, being engaged in high-intensity struggle and faced with emergencies in education, is one example of such an initiative. Both actual [...] Read more.
Nowadays, efforts are being made in Finland to develop education across borders through projects that seek to deal with global learning crises. Palestine, being engaged in high-intensity struggle and faced with emergencies in education, is one example of such an initiative. Both actual and virtual walls exist in the collaboration between Palestinian and Finnish universities. By using conceptual metaphor theory and Ricoeur’s metaphor theory, this paper discusses and analyzes metaphors that emerge in the process of building education without walls in the OLIVE international project. Project activities support online teaching and learning methods. Drawing from the experience of first-stage implementation, the paper brings forward metaphors that emerge in developing mentoring. The study explores new perspectives on mentoring to conceptualize the metaphor by considering the need to decolonize engagement with learning through both intellectual and embodied–affective elements. This is done by providing a framework for immersive learning. As a result, one can conclude that mentoring is not only cognitive but also an embodied metaphor with affective elements and needs immersive learning environments. Mentoring is fluid, as the roles of mentors and mentees interchange and intertwine. Mentoring takes place in groups, between and among peers, students, teachers, and researchers both on-line and on-site. Full article
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A Dialogical Exploration of Student Teacher Reflections: From Notions of Insideness and Outsideness to Pedagogical Alongsideness
Educ. Sci. 2023, 13(2), 209; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci13020209 - 16 Feb 2023
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This article offers a dialogical exploration of student teachers’ reflections on notions of insideness and outsideness, the focal themes of an Erasmus+ ten-day intensive programme (IP). The arts-based, interdisciplinary IP involved 32 student participants and twelve members of staff from eight European universities [...] Read more.
This article offers a dialogical exploration of student teachers’ reflections on notions of insideness and outsideness, the focal themes of an Erasmus+ ten-day intensive programme (IP). The arts-based, interdisciplinary IP involved 32 student participants and twelve members of staff from eight European universities hosted by the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The data for this paper are based on the final written essays of student participants as they reflected on their understanding of outsideness and insideness at the end of the IP. The dialogic approach used in the analysis allows for a careful exploration of how the students attended to different experiences, surmised the meaning of insideness and outsideness, and used these reflections to develop their pedagogical response. The findings highlight how the participants drew on their own experiences and relationships within and beyond the IP to navigate and negotiate their pedagogical understanding. This study offers useful insights into the formation of pedagogical understanding as well as the role and responsibilities of teacher education in guiding this formative process, all the more important in times of emergencies. Full article
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