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Global Education and Learning Paradigm, Identity and Belonging: Challenges and Paradox

Seyed Mehdi Sadjjadi.

One of the first duties of education and learning systems in post-industrial society (the knowledge society, the information society and the communication society) is help to growth and development of identity and belonging; specially, national identity and belonging. but, one of the main effects of globalization of education and learning (under the title of global education and learning paradigm), is restructuring of learning, education, knowledge and consequently, concept of identity and belonging; so that concept of national identity and belonging has not enough importance in educational curriculum. because, global education and learning has hidden meaning, such as monistic education and learning, colonial education, educational fundamentalism, educational dereferentialization, therefore, we believe that global education and learning although is inevitable, but can not really help to development and growth of national identity and belonging, and consequently, help to providing a paradox and conflict between national and international identity. Because, global education and learning paradigm has many challenges and paradox in its nature. The study of this challenges and paradox is set forth.


Seyed Mehdi Sadjjadi  (Iran (Islamic Republic of))

Department of Education
Tarbiat Modarres University

I am a faculty member. My work place is Tarbiat Modarres University, department of education - Iran and my academic field is philosophy of education ( ph.d ).

  • Global Education

(30 min Conference Paper, English)