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The Global Journey: a quest for reality (PLA 57)

Bosse Kramsjo

Journal article

Immersions can have a huge impact on individual people. While this impact can be powerful and highly intense, it remains limited to those directly involved and to their immediate professional and personal contacts. This section moves us on from the individual perspective to explore how a range of organisations are using immersions for different purposes. This is the last of four articles in this section on staff selection, training and orientation.

BOSSE KRAMSJO describes how teachers and educational professionals from Sweden take part in regular ‘Global Journeys’ to learn about sustainable development issues in their teaching. Regular 'Global Journeys' provide opportunities for groups to spend an intense period of time in a developing country. This equips them to promote sustainable development issues in their teaching. The visits are part of a structured process of learning, planned a year in advance and evaluated 4 months later. They include space to discuss how to translate the experience into professional practice on return.

Guest editors: Izzy Birch, Raffaella Catani with Robert Chambers.

Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board.

Publication information

  • IIED code: G02892
  • Published: Dec 2007 - IIED
  • Area: Europe
  • Theme: Participation
  • Source pub: Participatory Learning and Action 57 Immersions: learning about poverty face-to-face
  • Language: English

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