1st Edition

Value-Creating Education Teachers’ Perceptions and Practice

Edited By Emiliano Bosio, Maria Guajardo Copyright 2024
    210 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Offering a pivotal reference point and a wide range of global perspectives of teaching experiences on value-creating education (VCE), this book is a timely spotlight on contemporary issues of globalisation that many educational institutions around the world may encounter. It contributes to the originality of constructing new knowledge in the field of VCE, a forward-looking framework, and an ethical and educational imperative that can be understood in different ways, from diverse theoretical orientations. The chapters written by experienced international educators explore the following questions:

    • How do educators understand the role of VCE?
    • What pedagogical approaches to VCE do educators employ in their classes?
    • How do educators support the values and knowledge of VCE in all curricular areas?
    • What do educators see as the key essential values and knowledge that students should develop through VCE?

    It offers valuable insights and applied pedagogical practices for postgraduate students, researchers, educational policy makers, curriculum developers, and decision-makers in higher education institutions and non-governmental organizations (e.g., UNESCO, OXFAM).

    Foreword 1
    Sarah Ann Wider

    Foreword 2
    H.E. Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury

    Introduction: Exploring, Analysing, and Celebrating Ideas and Concepts on Value-Creating Education

    Emiliano Bosio, Maria Guajardo

    Part I: Transformative Change in Consciousness, Global Citizenship, and Sustainability through Inner Transformation, Dialogic Learning and Reflexivity in Value-Creating Education

    1. Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship and Critical Consciousness Development: A Five-dimensional Framework

    Emiliano Bosio

    2. A Value-Creating Approach to Education for Sustainable Development: Inner Transformation

    Anna Ikeda, Alexandra Goossens-Ishii

    3. Dialogic Learning and Value-Creating Education: Purpose, Process and Practice

    Maria Guajardo

    4. The Phenomenology of Reflection and Expertise in Value-Creating Education

    Simon Høffding, Gonzalo Obelleiro

    Part II: Value Contribution to the Educator, the Community, and the System through Value-Creating Education

    5. Creative Coexistence for Teacher Development in Value-Creating Education: Giving Heart

    Iain Mavro Coggins

    6. Professional Needs for Teachers Implementing Value-Creating Education     

    Kiiko Ikegami

    7. Value-Creating Educators Embodying ‘Lotus Flowers’: A Narrative Study of Community-based Teacher Education in Brazil
    Vicki G. Mokuria, Alankrita Chhikara

    8. A Value-Creating Approach to Systemic School Reform: “The Will to Achieve”

    Monte J. Joffee, Sara A. Tirschwell, T. Willard Fair, Tai Abrams

    Part III: Connecting Humanity and Pedagogy to Challenges and Possibilities in Value-Creating Education

    9. Connecting Humanity and Pedagogy in Value-Creating Education: Translating Daisaku Ikeda’s Philosophy into Practice

    Nai-Cheng Kuo

    10. Challenges and Possibilities of Value-Creating Education in Cuba

    Jessica Bridges

    11. Envisioning a Value-Creating Education Strengthened by Value-pluralism

    Emiliano Bosio, Maria Guajardo


    Emiliano Bosio is Professor of Education at Toyo University, Japan, and Guest Editor of UNESCO Prospects. He is the Editor of Conversations on Global Citizenship Education (2021), and Co-editor of Global Citizenship Education in the Global South (2022) and The Emergence of the Ethically Engaged University (2023).

    Maria Guajardo is Professor of Leadership Studies at Soka University, Japan, where she previously served as Dean and Vice-President, with the distinction of being the first female and the first non-Japanese in these positions.