Global Emancipation through Educational Social Networks

Kristen M. Snyder
Mid Sweden University, Härnösand, Sweden

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Ingår i: The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 21:23, s. 167-172

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Publicerad: 2007-07-20


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


In this paper three case examples are presented from a five-year international study of educational social networks for global school development. The purpose of the study was to examine the ways in which networks create changes in the teaching and learning environments; and in what ways such changes responded to the current call for 21st century citizenship and learning. The philosophical premise of education for emancipation is used as an analytic lens for examining the potential of the social networks for a broader purpose of education.


Global citizenship; social networks; collaborative learning


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