Global Citizenship Education: A New Approach to Global Citizenship Development


  • Amna Saleem International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Farah Deeba Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
  • Muhammad Aqeel Raza NCBA & E, Multan Campus



Citizenship Education, Global Citizenship, Global Citizenship Education


Global citizenship education is a type of civic learning in which students take part in projects that deal with social, political, economic, or environmental problems that affect the whole world. The goal of Global Citizenship Education (GCE) is to give people of all ages the tools they need to take part in building more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, and safe societies, both locally and globally. As a basic need of citizens, global citizenship education is of paramount importance today. The purpose of the paper is to provide understanding related to global citizenship and global citizenship education. The data was collected using secondary sources such as journals, articles, web sources, etc. Researchers shed light on the major elements, dimensions, and themes of global citizenship education. The major themes of global citizenship education, such as peace education, human rights education, civic education, humanitarian norms, and the psychosocial dimensions of global citizenship, are discussed in this paper. In this paper, it is concluded that global citizenship education enables citizens to change the way they live and to adopt modern education for their betterment. Additionally, it changes their mentality towards different cultures of the world, bringing peace and harmony to the whole world. According to this study, teachers should be educated about global citizenship and provide global citizenship in all fields of education. The current government should provide facilities for Pakistani students in order for them to become global citizens.

Author Biographies

Amna Saleem, International Islamic University, Islamabad

Department of Education

Farah Deeba, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan

Department of Education

Muhammad Aqeel Raza, NCBA & E, Multan Campus

Department of Education



How to Cite

Amna Saleem, Farah Deeba, & Muhammad Aqeel Raza. (2022). Global Citizenship Education: A New Approach to Global Citizenship Development. PERENNIAL JOURNAL OF HISTORY, 3(2), 392-409.