Monday, 25 October, 2021 - 09:45

ANGEL member Namrata Sharma delivers Earth Charter podcast episode.

Dr Namrata Sharma has appeared on an episode of Earth Charter International’s podcast series, discussing the existing connections between Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCE).

Dr. Sharma, currently Adjunct Professor at the State University of New York at Oswego, conducts research in the areas of International and Comparative education and Global Citizenship Education, with a special focus on India, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. 


Namrata Sharma discusses the existing connections between Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCE). She talks about her work examining the underlying paradigms and perspectives of GCE and ESD, and how she situates her studies within the wide-ranging scholarship that challenges the overall western-view of GCE. She also mentions the books that she has written where she proposes value-creating GCE as a pedagogical approach that she has developed from a study of less widely known perspectives, especially focusing on important contributions that come from eastern thinkers. Sharma illustrates these ideas with the example of Soka University, an institution which she believes successfully fosters global citizens. Finally, she makes connections between GCE and The Earth Charter, and how this document is helpful and complimentary to creating global citizens through ESD.

Series Background

Hosted by Mirian Vilela, Earth Charter International’s Executive Director.
This podcast seeks to generate some new insights and inspire informed action. Through these conversations, we aim to help interested people expand their understanding of the worldview that is articulated in the Earth Charter, the current challenges humanity faces, education for sustainability, new paradigms of education, and more.

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