Global education and eco-pedagogy

Bringing about a world of greater justice is one of the key goals of education. In this context, foreign language education also plays an important role in developing learners’ global competence and fostering critical environmental literacies. The aim of this project is to investigate the potential of different artefacts, including songs and picturebooks, for the development of critical environmental literacies among younger and older learners of English.


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