Title: Citizenship education in world risk society: an evolutionary perspective

Authors: Van Thanh Nguyen

Addresses: Department of Education, Faculty of Human Sciences, Sophia University, 7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan

Abstract: Despite being the three main world views shaping global citizenship education (GCE) methods, the neoliberal, humanistic and critical world views all have important drawbacks. This paper attempts to address those drawbacks by constructing the evolutionary world view from established knowledge in biology, psychology, as well as findings from the social sciences. The evolutionary world view explains the conditions of risks our global society is facing. It also demonstrates how evolutionary mechanisms of human cooperation underpin the concept of citizenship/citizenship education. Such world view enables the reconceptualisation of GCE as the study of global scale human cooperation in response to global risks and calls for further investigation into alternative methods for citizenship education.

Keywords: global citizenship education; risk society; human cooperation; cultural evolution; game theory; trade-off.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFIP.2023.136702

International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 2023 Vol.16 No.2/3/4, pp.128 - 151

Accepted: 26 Sep 2022
Published online: 19 Feb 2024 *

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