Dr. Franco will spend 9 months at the North Carolina State University at Raleigh, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

To answer to the question “How can CT go beyond campus and be used in the real world?” her proposed project aims: to further analyze the current concept of critical thinking (CT), and to discuss the synergies between CT and global citizenship education (GCE); to develop students’ skill and will to think critically about real current societal issues, and to enhance students’ inclination to take critical action in their daily lives; to support faculty, in the context of faculty development, in learning and implementing strategies oriented to the deliberate, explicit, and systematic promotion of their students’ CT about real current societal issues, in the specific framework of GCE.