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Children's Global Thinking: Research Investigating the Engagement of Seven-to-Nine-Year Old Children with Critical Literacy and Global Citizenship Education
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Dublin | 2014 | 79 p.
Rowan Oberman; Fiona O’Shea; Beth Hickey; Claire Joyce
Corporate author: 
Education for a Just World Partnership; Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education; St. Patrick's College; Trócaire
Europe and North America
© Education for a Just World: An Initiative of Trócaire and the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education, St Patrick’s College 2014

The focus of this research is two-fold. Firstly, it investigates how children aged seven to nine years conceptualise global and justice issues. Secondly, it explores children’s engagement with critical literacy strategies as part of a global citizenship education programme. This research project is undertaken with the intention of providing an empirical basis to support the development of pedagogy integrating global citizenship education into different curriculum areas.


Resource Type: 
Case studies and research papers
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Social justice / Equity
Level of education: 
Primary education


Global citizenship education; Critical Literacy Education; Global justice; GCE