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Hdca young schoalrs meet

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A second paper presented at the Human Development and Capability Association Conference in Athens- Greece.

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Hdca young schoalrs meet

  1. 1. Citizenship education and Human Capabilities formation: A case study in two Zimbabwean Teachers' colleges Tendayi Marovah T: +27(0)51 401 9111 | info@ufs.ac.za | www.ufs.ac.za
  2. 2. Presentation outline T: +27(0)51 401 9111 | info@ufs.ac.za | www.ufs.ac.za 2014/08/30 Emerging Themes Research design Theoretical Framework Literature review Background of the study Aim of the study
  3. 3. T: +27(0)51 401 9111 | info@ufs.ac.za | www.ufs.ac.za Aim The study explores the role of National and Strategic Studies (NASS) in the teacher education curriculum in securing human capabilities and promoting human development for critical democratic citizenship. 2014/08/30
  4. 4. Background to the study Local and international context. Problem statement – controversy generated by the introduction of NASS centred on the contested content of citizenship education, the role of HE in forming citizens, the type of citizens to be formed. Significance: 1) Contributes to international literature in citizenship education studies in HE. 2) Innovatively explores this from a capabilities and human development perspective. 3) Original in exploring the Zimbabwean context. 4) Recommendations for policy and practices regarding the teaching of NASS in tertiary institutions in Zimbabwe.
  5. 5.  Sen’s five instrumental freedoms. Literature on citizenship education applying the CA e.g. McCowan and Unterhalter, Walker and Loots. Application of Sen’s five instrumental freedoms by Crosbie, Pearce, Alkire T: +27(0)51 401 9111 | info@ufs.ac.za | www.ufs.ac.za 2014/08/30 Literature review
  6. 6. Theoretical framework The Capability Approach Humanist Ethical individualism Public deliberations Critical thinking Agency Heterogeneity Public good The philosophy of Ubuntu/ Unhuism Humanist Communitarian Consensus Critical thinking Common good
  7. 7. Research design Qualitative Research, Case study, Phenomenological and interpretative. Two teachers colleges. Sampling technique. Rigour: 1) prolonged engagement 2) member checking, 3) thick description of data triangulation Ethical considerations
  8. 8. Emerging Themes Fear and its effects on the formation of citizenship capabilities. Citizenship identities. 1) Good/ Bad citizen 2) Patriotic 3) Responsible citizen Pedagogical arrangements in Citizenship education in the teachers colleges and democratic citizenship. Citizenship as advancing the common good (Ubuntu).
  9. 9. T: +27(0)51 401 9111 | info@ufs.ac.za | www.ufs.ac.za The End Thank You 2014/08/30

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