I am a former secondary school teacher who taught in Toronto, Canada and Campinas Brazil. I completed my PhD at University of Toronto in a combined program--Philosophy of Education and Comparative, International and Development Education. My research looked at the possibilities, barriers and dynamic tensions involved in promoting global citizenship education in multicultural contexts. I was also a coordinator and instructor in the teacher education program at University of Toronto in the education for global citizenship and sustainable development cohort. I was a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Oulu in Finland where I also taught in the Masters of Globalisation and Education program (2013-2014). I also held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) (2014-2016). I have had the opportunity to live and work in many places around the world and am happy to have landed in Manchester.
I started my career as an educator, and it continues to be the professional identity I hold most dear. I learn and unlearn a lot by teaching. I enjoy facilitating students to challenge their assumptions and confront and tackle the complexity of our shared worlds. I also learn a tremendous amount from students. I feel most at home in a classroom environment and appreciate the energy I get from interacting with students.
I aim to create a dynamic space in the classroom where we build community.
Adjunct Professor. 2016-present. Department of Educational Policy Studies. University of Alberta.
Docent. University of Helsinki. 2016-present.
Ph. D. 2013. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto. Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Social Justice Education. Joint Degree Program, Philosophy of Education and Comparative, International, and Development Education. Supervisor: Reva Joshee
M. Ed. 2006. York University. Language, Culture and Teaching. Supervisor: Warren Crichlow
B. Ed. 1999. McGill University. Secondary History and English Teaching.
January 2016-present (consultant). Associate Director of Education and Research. Centre for Global Education (Edmonton Public School Board). Edmonton, Alberta.
2014-2016. Postdoctoral Fellow and Curriculum Coordinator. Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research, University of Alberta (Canada).
2013-2014. Postdoctoral Fellow. University of Oulu (Finland), Faculty of Education.
2012-2013. Co-Ordinator & Instructor, Teacher Education. OISE/Univeristy of Toronto, Global Citizenship and Sustainable Development Cohort, Secondary Panel, Secondary Social Studies.
2005 to 2013: Research Assistant (York University and Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto)
2002-2004.Teacher of Secondary and Middle School History and English. Escola Americana de Campinas (Brazil).
2000-2002 (full time); 2005-2013 (occassional and part time). Teacher of Secondary History and English, Toronto District School Board.
Researching Educational Issues
First Year Seminar
Citizenship in Action
Key Questions in Education
Globalisation and Education
Global education/ Internationalisation of education
(Critical) Multicultural education
(Critical) Global Citizenship Education
Post/de-colonial engagements with education
Critical Discourse Analysis
J. Haapakoski, K. Pashby (2017). Implications for equity and diversity of increasing international student numbers in European universities: Policies and practice in four national contexts. Policy Futures in Education. 15(3), pp.360-379.
L. Shultz, K. Pashby, T. Godwaldt (2017). Youth voices on global citizenship: Deliberating across Canada in an online invited space. International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning. 8(2), pp.5-17.
K. Pashby, V. de Oliveira Andreotti (2016). Ethical internationalisation in higher education: interfaces with international development and sustainability. Environmental Education Research. 22(6), pp.771-787.
. Dalene M Swanson, . Karen Pashby (2016). Towards a Critical Global Citizenship?: A Comparative Analysis of GC Education Discourses in Scotland and Alberta. Journal of Research in Curriculum Instruction. 20(3), pp.184-195.
KL. Pashby, L. Ingram, R. Joshee Discovering, recovering, and covering-up Canada: Tracing historical citizenship discourses in K–12 and adult immigrant citizenship education. Canadian Journal of Education. 37(2), pp.1-27.
V. de Oliveira Andreotti, S. Stein, K. Pashby, M. Nicolson (2016). Social cartographies as performative devices in research on higher education. Higher Education Research & Development. 35(1), pp.84-99.
K. Pashby (2015). Conflations, possibilities, and foreclosures: Global citizenship education in a multicultural context. Curriculum Inquiry. 45(4), pp.345-366.
VDO. Andreotti, K. Pashby (2013). Digital Democracy and Global Citizenship Education: Mutually Compatible or Mutually Complicit?. The Educational Forum. 77(4), pp.422-437.
K. Pashby (2011). Cultivating global citizens: planting new seeds or pruning the perennials? Looking for the citizen-subject in global citizenship education theory. Globalisation, Societies and Education. 9(3-4), pp.427-442.
2016. Global youth leadership in the era of global citizenship: Mobilizing a critical approach at a critical moment. Global Leadership Empowerment and Diversity Summit. De Monyfort University, Leicester, UK. Nov. 16.
2015. Global citizenship education in a multicultural context: The case of Canada in a national and international perspective. Global Citizenship Education in Practice Symposium hosted by the Korean
Education Development Institute. Seoul, South Korea. Nov. 18.
2015. Ethical Internationalisation in Higher Education: A strategic mapping of university internationalisation policies across six national contexts. Keynote speech. Rethinking Internationalisation Seminar. University of Newcastle, Newcastle, U.K., May 14
2015. Critical global citizenship education in theory, research, and practice. Skolan Möter Världen (School Meets the World), Annual conference for school leaders, educators, policy makers, and teacher educators. Hosted by the Swedish Council for Higher Education. Stockholm, May 7.
2015. Global citizenship on the international agenda: Mobilizing a critical approach. Illinois State University, International Studies Seminar Series, Normal, Illinois, April 15.
2014. Putting ethics at the centre amid multiple imperatives: Lessons from research and practice in global citizenship education. Presented at Ethical foundations for Global Education: International Symposium on Global Learning co-organized by Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland and Finnish National Board of Education, Espoo, Finland. May 6.
2014. Development education for systemic change: Critical global citizenship education. Presented at Development Education for Systemic Change: Regional Conference for Development Education in Portugal hosted by ONGD (Portuguese Non-Governmental Development Organizations Platform) Lisbon, Portugal. Feb. 27.
2013. Engaging citizens in a global justice agenda: Are we moving in the right direction? Keynote Panel. Development Awareness Raising and Education Forum, European Conference: Global Justice Through Global Citizenship. Organized by the Development Awareness Raising and Education Forum of CONCORD (The European NGO confederation for relief and development) Brussels, Belgium. Nov. 21.
2013. The importance of global education in formal education: Educating global citizens for the 21st century knowledge society. Presented on behalf of co-author V. Andreotti. Visegrad Regional Seminar on Global Development Education hosted by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, Budapest, Hungary. Sept. 5.
2012. Taking critical thinking to critical literacy by infusing multiple perspectives: Lessons from teacher education and professional development. Research-Practice Spotlight Session, Global Citizenship Education: Connecting Research and Practice. Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE) Congress, Waterloo. May, 27.
Other Invited Talks:
2015. Multiculturalism and global citizenship in teacher education in Canada. Stockholm University, Sweden. Nov. 12.
2015. Global citizenship education in Canada: Pedagogical and curricular possibilities and tensions in the Canadian context. Global Academic Leadership Development Program. Co-sponsored by University of Alberta and the China Scholarship Council. Hosted 67 business and engineering professors from China. Edmonton, Alberta, Oct. 1.
2015. Ethical Internationalism in Higher Education Project: Overview of national and individual university strategy documents. Lunch Seminar to Internationalisation Council, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden. May 19.
2015. Ethical internationalisation in higher education: Implications for educating for sustainable development. Research Seminar, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden, May 18.
2014. Mainstreaming global education in Finland’s reform of the basic education curriculum: The influence of critical global citizenship education. Toronto, ON, OISE/UT. Part of the Comparative, International and Development Education Centre’s Seminar Series. Nov. 3.
2014. International education in an age of global citizenship education: For whom, by whom?
A comparative and strategic mapping of internationalization in higher education strategies. University of Helsinki, Agora for the study of social justice and equality education. Sept. 9.
2014. Are global citizenship and multiculturalism the same thing, and why does it matter?: The relation and conflation of issues of diversity in Canadian social studies. University of Helsinki. Feb. 6.
2013. Mobilizing support for global education: The case of Finland. Conference on Global Education in Denmark. Hosted at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen, Denmark. Nov. 7.
2013. Some central rationales for critical global citizenship education and their realization in the classroom. International Meeting on Quality Criteria for Global Learning School-based Activities. Innsbruck, Austria. Nov. 4.
2013. Ethical internationalism in higher education: dissent, intelligibility and solidarity. Rhizome Workshop: Bringing Critical Thinking into Life in the Academy. University of Helsinki. Oct. 25.
2012: What is the education in global citizenship education? Researching international and contemporary education (RICE) Symposium: Pedagogies of the International. Western University, London, ON. June. 14.