We see students as key stakeholders of the future, and as valuable co-creators of academic environments within universities. This strand aims to explore and develop initiatives, methods and structures in which students experience being actively involved in shaping their own education – and future – and through these empowering experiences, acquire the tools and mind-sets to be able to act as global citizens. We recognise the importance of a balance between staff- and student-led processes, and see students and staff working in partnership as key to the development of the Matariki Global Citizenship Programme.
Both faculty and students from MNU partner universities participated in the Global Citizenship Programme’s first workshop in April 2016, in which they explored critical notions of global citizenship, shared work and experiences, and collaboratively proposed structures and content for the emerging Global Citizenship Programme. This student-faculty model was a success, and will continue to be an important part of the programme’s activities.
Presenting educational models at Dartmouth College (US): Experiential Learning is Empowered Learning
by Tatiana Bruni, Durham University & University College Utrecht On Day 3 of the forum, in the session dedicated to educational models, the delegates of Dartmouth (students Sydney Kamen and Brandon Zhou, and faculty
by Arhea Marshall, Tubingen University At the second Global Citizenship Forum at Durham University, the University of Tübingen designed and facilitated a workshop on the role of sustainable development practices in empowering learners. In
by Arhea Marshall, Tubingen University As I was accepted to attend the 3-day Global Citizenship Forum, I have to honestly admit that I did not expect the forum to challenge my understanding of applied
Last week, we traveled alongside Matariki’s Head of Secretariat, Lucy Turzynski, to Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex- the site of Queen’s University of Bader International study centre (BISC). We were immediately greeted by the
by Elizabeth Cunningham, Priyanka Vanama-Rathna and Julia Dowden This year, the Matariki Global Citizenship Forum will focus on ‘Empowering Learners’. However, the term ‘Empowering Learners’ is quite broad, different individuals have varied perceptions- it could be