Dr. Ghada Sfeir, Concordia University

Assistant Professor, Education


PhD Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 2016
MA Educational Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, 2011 
BEd Specialization Teaching English as a Second Language (84 credits completed), Concordia University, Montreal, 2008
BA English, Notre Dame University, Lebanon, 1995

Research Interests

Ghada's research interests focus on Cosmopolitanism, Multiculturalism, Global Ethics, Adult Education, Social Studies, and Diversity & Inclusion. She advocates for the revision of Canadian curricula, particularly social studies and history, to account for the histories and voices of minoritized and racialized groups. Ghada teaches all her courses from the social justice perspective weaved through cosmopolitan thinking that posits equal moral worth to every individual across all categories of difference. She believes that it is time for Canadian social policies and curricula to shift emphasis from multiculturalism into cosmopolitanism.    

Teaching Activities

Courses Taught

AN336 Culture, Power, & Politics

AN346 Transnationalism and Cosmopolitanism

EDUC 454 Diversity in the Classroom

EDUC 230 Introduction to Philosophy of Education

ESTU 671/ADIP 520 Adults as Learners

ESTU 672/ADIP 533 Facilitating Adult Learning

ESTU 645 Curriculum Theory

ESTU 644 School and Society

ESTU 675 Concepts and Values in Adult Ed

EDUC 230 Introduction to Philosophy of Education

ADED 403 Diversity in Adults

ADED 220 Adults as Learners

ADED 489/ADIB 598 Special Topics in Adult Education (Internationalization of Adult Education: Canadian and Comparative Perspectives)

ESTU 676 Adult Education--Selected Topics (Transnationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and Immigrant Experiences in Canada)


Chapter in an Edited Book

Orlowski, P., & Sfeir, G. (2020). Global problems require a global citizenry: The case for teaching global citizenship. In  L. Kornelsen, G., Balzer, & K. Magro (Eds.), Teaching global citizenship. Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Scholars Press.

Articles and Essays

Sfeir, G. (Spring, 2015). A cosmopolitan outlook on Canadian citizenship: A case study in Montreal. In Education, 21(1), 74-92.

Sfeir, G. (September, 2014). Critical pedagogy through popular culture. Education Matters: Journal of Teaching and Learning, 2(2), 15-25.


Bridging the Gap: Towards a Cosmopolitan Orientation in the Social Studies Curriculum in Saskatchewan High Schools.


Critical Media Literacy: A Vehicle for Transformative Learning Towards Social and Emotional Competence.

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