Global citizenship

The notion of global citizenship is not new historically (“I am neither Athenian nor Greek but a citizen of the world”, Socrates said in the 4th century B.C.), but it has greatly developed in recent times because of travelling, communications, technologies and global economy. It implies civil and social rights, but also duties and responsibilities towards the planet, the developing countries and the future generations. It is a more conscious idea, intergenerational and intercultural, which is based on sustainable development, that is the human being’s ability to live both respecting the natural environment and guaranteeing welfare and social justice for all.

Foreign language teachers, who have always had intercultural attitudes, because of their vocation and professional development, are requested to insert “global citizenship and sustainable development” in their curricula, and plan didactic units on it, together with other colleagues or in school teams.

The global goals of the 2030 AgendaPaggiaroPresentation, 19th November 2019
Global Citizenship and Sustainable DevelopmentPaggiaroArticolo online in lend-lingua e nuova didattica N° 3, settembre 2020
Framework for Democratic CulturePaggiaroArticolo in AnfisinForma, aprile 2021