STUDACT: Students’ understanding and appropriation of Global Citizenship education

We are excited to announce The University of Queensland will be participating in an international research project titled STUDACT: Students’ understanding and appropriation of Global Citizenship education. Data will be collected from secondary school students in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Poland, and Italy.

This project aims to explore how students experience global citizenship education in relation to youth activism, human rights, climate change, #MeToo movement, and body positivity. STUDACT will explore and contextualise how students receive, understand and appropriate global citizenship education, treating them as core partners and agentic participants. We are particularly interested in on how students engage in advocacy in online spaces.


We are currently seeking secondary school students in Australia to participate in semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions. To participate, students must be willing to discuss potentially sensitive and confronting topics.  Participation is entirely voluntary, and you are free to withdraw from the study at any time. Your confidentiality is guaranteed.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to participate in STUDACT. If you are interested in participating or have any further questions, please contact Garth Stahl at

Project members

Dr Garth Stahl

Associate Professor
School of Education