2013.06.24 Invitation for cooperation: «Teaching Global Studies»

The globalization has enormously expanded our possibilities to look at various phenomena and processes in global perspective. In general, one may speak about the formation of a new paradigm connected with such a global approach. The emergence of Global Studies as an academic discipline reflects those changes. Such an approach demands a reconsideration of well-established views both in the field of research and in the field of teaching.

At present Global Studies function in two main dimensions – in the research of global political, economic, cultural and social processes, on the one hand, and in the realm of teaching – manifesting themselves in the creation of various Global Studies courses for university students who learn to see the world in its entirety and variety. The second dimension is immensely important as the contents of such courses may determine how the world will be comprehended by those people who may be deciding its fate in a decade or two.

Faculty of Global Studies publishes the “Journal of Globalization Studies” and the yearbook “Globalistics and Globalization Studies” where both these dimensions are represented.

The largest section of the most recent yearbook of the Faculty of Global Studies has been dedicated to the issues of Global Studies teaching. It includes contributions produced by authors and Global Studies departments from such diverse countries as Austria, Japan, Russia, Germany, Australia, China, Indonesia, the USA. This section consists of three sub-sections: (1) Teaching Global Studies: Reflections & Experiences; (2) Teaching Materials Samples; (3) Global Studies Programs & Syllabi around the World.

The work of the Global Studies Consortium, in general, and its 2013 Annual Meeting, in particular, have clearly demonstrated the importance of sharing ideas about teaching programs and experience in Global Studies education. In the meantime this experience suggests that to facilitate this process and to make it more effective it is necessary to arrange a systematic publication and dissemination of the relevant materials.

That is why we plan to devote the subsequent volume of our yearbook to the consideration of the experiences in the teaching of Global Studies to an even higher degree than it can be seen in the present issue, and the Faculty of Global Studies of the Moscow State University invites everybody to cooperate with it in this direction.

We propose to publish in the next yearbook “Globalistics and Globalization Studies” proceedings of the present meeting of the Global Studies Consortium, as well as other relevant materials – contributions devoted to sharing experience of Global Studies teaching, syllabi and curricula in Global Studies, teaching materials, lectures and reading lists, theoretical articles on the pedagogical dimension of Global Studies, and so on.

We plan to publish the yearbook by the next Annual Meeting of the Consortium, and we would ask you to send us the relevant materials before the 15th of December, 2013 to the following addresses:

leonid.grinin@gmail.com (Prof. Leonid Grinin)

akorotayev@gmail.com (Prof. Andrey Korotayev)

rozanov@fgp.msu.ru (Dr Alexander Rozanov)

See also www.sociostudies.org


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