Dr Mark Potts

Living Citizenship - Dr Mark Potts

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I would love to hear your stories of how you improve the lives of others and share them.

What do you do to improve the lives of others?

Living Citizenship This website is based on the Zulu idea of Ubuntu and is dedicated to celebrating how we improve the lives of others. The aim is to 
“Get the Ubuntu Going” by sharing our stories.

My Phd entitled:

How can I Reconceptualise International Educational Partnerships as a Form of 'Living Citizenship'?

can be accessed here.

This gives a detailed account of how the notion of Living Citizenship emerged from the study of a partnership between a UK school and a black township school in South Africa.

To view a Powerpoint presentation on Living Citizenship Click here

For interesting articles on Ubuntu read this by Zakes Mda. Click here

This by Barbara Nussbaum. Click here

And this by Kevin Chaplin. Click here

To read an article submitted for Teaching and Teacher education Journal on Living Citizenship Click here.

An amusing and informative TED talk by Chimamanda Adichie on “The danger of a single story”.
Recognise that there are many stories. Click here

For an alternative perspective on the value of ‘aid’ and ‘development’ look at the work of Vanessa Andreotti and Fran Martin.

How can we involve all citizens in global development? Click hereRL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x0YLfcDlFI