Asia-Pacific Regional Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Network announces GCED ‘Taking It Local’ workshop for systemic transformations, 18 to 19 October 2022
‘Integration of GCED in the local context for systemic transformations through collection actions and commitments’
Organized jointly by the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education and the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), this online workshop aims to impact societal transformation which starts with GCED at the local level to empower youth and teachers through joint training. This entails strengthening the capacity of diverse stakeholders who can scale up the integration of GCED in the curriculum and teaching and learning in the classroom. To do this, stakeholders will need to work together on shared commitments within the larger national and regional contexts.
In response to our shared vision to make education transformation a reality, it is necessary to build the capacity of stakeholders among diverse groups and create a platform for them to gather, build linkages, and develop discussions on ways to take collective action and commitment to integrate GCED at all levels in their local contexts.
1. To experience first-hand through UNESCO Story Circles the power of intercultural skills at the heart of GCED at the classroom level
2. To identify key steps through collective action planning that are needed to impact systemic change in the integration of GCED in the curriculum from the classroom to national levels
3. To propose commitments to be made in implementing action plans at the local level
4. To highlight the work of GCED network members amongst diverse stakeholders
The expected results from the online workshop include Collective Action Plans on how participants are going to specifically implement a GCED ‘Taking It Local’ workshop that can be further developed by country teams and then implemented in their respective countries.
Please find concept note with provisional agenda below.
Global Citizenship Education (GCED) is recognized as key to building peaceful and sustainable societies. At the 2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Education Minister’s Conference (APREMC-II) of June 2022, through the Bangkok Statement 2022, ministers from the region reaffirmed the importance of promoting GCED in curriculum content and pedagogical approaches in order to equip learners with the skills and knowledge needed to become resilient and adaptable to fast-evolving economies, labour markets, and impacts of climate change, while contributing to social cohesion, peace, and sustainable development in Asia-Pacific.
In addition, the global education community has adopted a set of commitments under the five thematic action tracks which include elements of GCED at the recent Transforming Education Summit (TES) (2022) in New York City, and the urgent need for collective action to transform and effect systemic change in education is also emphasized.
Two years ago, in 2020, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok), in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), developed the guidebook, Understanding GCED in Asia-Pacific: A How-to Guide for ‘GCED Taking It Local’, to guide organisations in designing and carrying out workshops on GCED. The following year, an online workshop, GCED: ‘Taking It Local’, was organized by UNESCO Bangkok to showcase a model of the guidebook and to empower participants with the skills and knowledge to conduct GCED workshops in their local contexts.
Date and Time
18 to 19 October, 10.00 – 13.00 Bangkok time (GMT+7; please click here to check your local time).
Type of event
After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.
Please kindly note that this workshop has a limited number of participants, and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Language of Workshop
The direct beneficiaries of this activity will be GCED network members, school leaders, teacher trainers, teachers, youth leaders and related education leadership organizations and civil society groups in the region committed to contributing to systemic change to advance SDG 4, Target 4.7.
For more information about this event: sl.tan(at)unesco.org
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