Unsellable: Toward (re)construction of global citizenship education outside of neoliberal discourses


  • Karin Wiebe University of British Columbia Okanagan


Global Citizenship Education (GCE) is a form of curricular learning that aims to create a way of thinking about people and the planet in terms of betterment and equality. This study examines selected bodies of GCE research and situates emerging themes around national conversations which appear as public comments on a major media source. The study finds themes of inconsistent conceptualizations, neoliberalism, power, voices, transformation, and valuation and argues that GCE should focus on identity formation centred around Indigenous understandings of interconnectedness and responsibility, knowledge co-production and larger loyalties. 

Author Biography

Karin Wiebe, University of British Columbia Okanagan

UBC Okanagan School of Education, Graduate Student. Interested in English as an additional language learning, specifically intersections of the classroom and workplace in second and third tier communities of British Columbia.