Dr Maria Brown from the Department of Arts, Open Communities and Adult Education co-convened the third and final workshop of COST Action RECAST's Working Group Debates. This COST Action, chaired by the University of Málaga, took off in 2017 and is now in its fourth and final year.
The online workshop Citizenship Education in European Democracies: Appraisals and Debates hosted 16 participants hailing from Iceland, Spain, Finland, Malta and Albania.
The workshop comprised a total of three sessions:
- Appraising and Debating Formal Citizenship Education Initiatives
- Citizenship in European Democracies: Transnational Appraisals and Debates
- Citizenship Education: Appraising and Debating Contributions from Civil Society
The workshop’s discussions engaged with citizenship education concepts and dynamics related to:
- politics of representation and/or dislocation in citizenship education
- the impact of globalised phenomena (e.g. neoliberalism, digital revolution)
- platforms (physical or virtual) and
- resources (human, educational, cultural, social, political, technological, etc.)
During this workshop, Dr Brown presented preliminary findings of research with Dr Vincent Marmarà on 'Voters’ deliberations and the fourth estate: Media consumption during electoral campaigns in EU island state Malta'.
In the coming days, the Working Group Debates will be publishing a call for papers inviting contributions to a journal special issue informed (but not limited to) the proceedings of this workshop.
More information on this workshop is available online.
More information on COST Action RECAST is available online as well.
Dr Brown leads COST Action RECAST Working Group Debates together with Dr Taru Haapala, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.