WORKSHOP: Taking Care of the “Transnational” in Civic and Citizenship Education
Assessing challenges and opportunities for transnational civic and citizenship education derived from the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS 2016)
A workshop organised by
Hermann J. Abs, University of Duisburg-Essen & Ellen Claes, KU Leuven
The notion of “transnationality” has been used to highlight the limits of the nation-state as the dominant constraining factor for future policy developments: Global challenges shape the future of next-generation citizens irrespective of their nation. At the same time, governance is seen more distributed on several levels below and above the nation-state. The workshop will start with an input, on how the current ICCS 2016 accounts for transnationality and what could be learned for transnational civic and citizenship education on that basis. Then we want to open up for a debate on how large-scale international assessment on citizenship education can mirror the transnational reality of the upcoming citizens more adequately.