The encounter with the “other” as the first democratic interruption

Filippi, Giulia ; Moser, Stefania (2024) The encounter with the “other” as the first democratic interruption. Bologna: Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/7662. In: GLOCITED - Editorial Series on Global Citizenship Education A cura di: Tarozzi, Massimiliano.
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Gert Biesta holds the position of Professor of Public Education at the Centre for Public Education and Pedagogy at Maynooth University, Ireland, and also serves as Professor of Educational Theory and Pedagogy at the Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh. His comprehensive body of work is rooted in democratic education, educational theory, and the philosophical dimensions of education, covering a wide range of fundamental topics such as teaching, teacher education, teacher agency, curriculum, the roles of educators and schools in society, and the idea of world-centred education. In this interview, the discussion delved into these themes and their relation to the conceptualisation of Global Citizenship Education (GCE). Biesta critically examines citizenship within a global context, emphasising the essential principle of plurality and providing experiential examples of societal "interruptions” in the meeting with“others”. He argues that citizenship has three definitions: social, moral and political, and he asks how we can use the idea of global citizenship if citizenship requires the nation state for securing the rights of (its) citizens.

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Monograph (Other)
Filippi, Giulia
Moser, Stefania
Democracy in Education, Citizenship Education, Human plurality
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