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On Tuesday the 19th of February, there will be a brand new AMCIS Citizenship & Education seminar on the bridge between knowledge and experience, in cooperation with Critical Mass. In this seminar, we’ll move from an international comparative context to our own present-day context, the streets of Amsterdam.

Detail Summary
Date 19 February 2019
Time 15:00 - 16:30
World flags

Global issue concerns

In the first part, Hester Mennes (University of Amsterdam) will present results from her master thesis on global issue concern among youngsters in 22 countries, which highlights the role of experience with in addition to knowledge of global issues’ impact.

Virtual reality glasses

In the second part, the project ‘Met Andere Ogen’ (a collaboration between Critical Mass, Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, and Stichting Vreedzaam) invites us via virtual reality glasses (!) to step into the shoes of various Amsterdam residents.

The importance of experience

In the third part we connect the dots and reflect on the role and importance of experience for the study of inequalities. Is civic education, more than other school subjects, reliant on first-hand experiences? Can new technologies function as proxy experiences to stir the cross-border concern that global issues need? And how do we perceive and experience inequalities in the first place?


REC C1.05 | 15:00-16:30 | Coffee/tea and cookies are provided.



Upcoming AMCIS Citizenship & Education seminars

March 19, 15:00 - 16:30, C3.07

April 23, 15:00 - 16.30, C2.05

May 21, 15:00 - 16.30, C3.07

Ms dr. M. (Manja) Coopmans

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Educational Sciences

Ms H.I. (Hester) Mennes

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Educational Sciences