Cosmopolitanism, citizenship, and education through the lens of John Dewey

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This chapter analyses the challenge of educating students in and for a cosmopolitan world. I argue that since students live in a cosmopolitan reality, educational institutions could address productively this challenge by using the everyday experiences of students as a starting point and an input for pedagogic action. I explore Dewey’s notions of democracy and experience and reflect upon their implications for the development of pedagogies aimed at the education of young people for living together in a hyperconnected world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education
EditorsAndrew Peterson, Garth Stahl, Hannah Soong
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319678283, 9783319678290
ISBN (Print)9783319678276
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Cosmopolitanism – Global citizenship
  • Dewey
  • Experience
  • Democracy and education

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