LWC Co-Directors, Andrea Bullivant and Karen Wynne, presented at the ANGEL UNESCO Conference in June this year. In their presentation entitled “Becoming Global Through Local Community Engagement?” they shared a model of global learning for universities that was shaped by Liverpool World Centre’s unique approach of working as a catalyst for positive social change.
In university contexts, global programming is often resource-intensive and can, therefore, be a privileged space. The model shared by Andrea and Karen turns this notion on its head by using global learning pedagogy in the context of local community engagement for university students.
Our engagement model generates impact for students through the use of global learning pedagogy in the context of local community engagement. Drawing on our research and evaluation expertise alongside our strong links across academia, education and community sectors, we are proud of this work and excited about how we might apply it across different subject areas and institutions moving forwards. To date the work has had most impact and testing through our longstanding partnership with Liverpool Hope University, and a newer relationship with the School of Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool.