CFP: Engaging Hearts and Minds: An Agenda for Global Citizenship Education

Submission deadline: November 10, 2011

Conference date(s):
February 17, 2012 - February 18, 2012

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Conference Venue:

Centennial College
Toronto, Canada

Topic areas


What is our commitment to ourselves and to each other? Who is a good global citizen? What role do we play as global citizens? Why and how do we engage with our local, national and global community?

The goals of the conference are:

  • to provide a place for academics, people in academic institutions as well as community organizations to be engaged with each other on global issues;
  • to promote dialogue and exchange on global issues;
  • to share ways of getting involved locally, nationally and internationally;
  • to promote awareness and activism that will benefit local, national  and global communities.

The conference titled “Engaging Hearts and Minds: An Agenda for Global Citizenship Education” will look at activities, trends, issues and possibilities in the field.

Proposals are invited from academics, researchers, graduate students, community and civic organizations, practitioners, community activists, policy makers and postsecondary institutions. Panels or roundtables must be focused on one of these areas:

  • Truth and Reconciliation around the world
  • Indigenous Peoples - declaration and significance of rights
  • Sustainability – environment, energy, human development, NGO’s
  • Community Development
  • Faculty Scholarship on Global Issues
  • Human Rights and Individual Freedoms
  • Research Methodologies
  • Global Citizenship Curricula and Experience

Presentation Formats

1. Research Paper
Formal presentation of a research paper that advances knowledge on equity, social justice and global citizenship

2. Panel Presentation
A group of papers on similar themes or research issues. (Papers submitted for the research paper presentations and the panel presentations can also be submitted for review for inclusion in the
Institute’s online academic journal)

3. Workshop
An interactive session on an issue or research Team

4. Presentation
A presentation involving a variety of stakeholders (faculty, staff, students, community organizations or funders)

5. Poster Presentation
Community organizations, institutions and individuals may also present posters of their work as it relates to equity, social justice and global citizenship.

Proposal Submission

An abstract of a maximum of 300 - 500 words should be sent to the Institute for Global Citizenship and Equity at:

Deadline for submissions is November 10th, 2011
Presenters will be notified by January 13th, 2012 if their proposal has be accepted for the conference.

Journal Publication

Presenters are encouraged to submit their papers for review and inclusion in the Institute’s Journal of Global Citizenship and Equity Education. Final drafts of the papers should be submitted to the Institute by June 30th, 2012.

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