What is it about?

The neologism allosyncracy, denotes the practices involved in bringing global citizenship education to life in the classroom. The term, as distinct from idiosyncrasy, highlights the unique mode of behaviour and temperament deployed while interacting with others. Such behaviour, as evidenced by this research, is illustrative of the communicable required of those enacting global citizenship education. This research, because it is developed from practice, will be if interest to practitioners and researchers alike.

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Why is it important?

Global citizenship education is listed in Goal 4.7 of the UN Goals for Sustainable Development and is supported by several other organisations, including the OECD and Oxfam.


Allosyncracy, the central concept detailed in this paper, offers an innovative angle toward developing global citizenship in schools.

Dr Nicholas Palmer
Deakin University

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This page is a summary of: A conception of practical global citizenship education: locating and situating ‘allosyncracy’, Globalisation Societies and Education, March 2022, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/14767724.2022.2052811.
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