RDTC Regional Seminar 2017: Global Citizenship Education

RDTC Regional Seminar 2017: Global Citizenship Education

When, local time: 6-8 November 2017

Where: Microtel Hotel, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

Type of Event: Regional Seminar

Contact: j.park@unesco.org; mm.tan@unesco.org; a.tungatarova@unesco.org; mpbustos@up.edu.ph; enque@up.edu.ph 

There is an urgent need for teachers to acquire competencies and relevant resources that will enable them to equip learners with the necessary knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes to understand, engage, assume active roles as global citizens, towards the promotion of a better future, where peace, tolerance, inclusiveness, and a feeling of security reside (UNESCO Bangkok, 29 July 2015). Furthermore, teachers need to realize the immense potential of ICT in Global Citizenship Education (GCED), serving as a rich resource and tool to participate in global networks, facilitate collaboration, and provide opportunities for a healthy exchange of ideas and views across diverse cultures and environments.

To contribute to regional efforts in promoting GCED and capacitating teachers, this year’s Regional Seminar for UNESCO Bangkok Resource Distribution and Training Centres will provide member institutions an avenue where they can actively engage in meaningful, scholarly discourse in order to enhance their understanding of GCED. The Regional Seminar also intends to help the RDTC members in enhancing their capacity to integrate GCED in the curriculum and their teaching and learning practices. Focusing on the theme "Global Citizenship Education: Digital Opportunities and Challenges", the Regional Seminar will have the following sub-themes: 1) introduction to GCED, integrating GCED into curricula, 2) ICT in GCED teaching/learning practices and assessment, and 3) sharing of ideas for local implementation. As with previous Regional Seminars, RDTC members will be given an opportunity, through a plenary session and poster presentations, to share their accomplishments and experiences in implementing their respective RDTC-related projects and activities for the years 2016-2017.

The Regional Seminar will be co-organized by UNESCO Bangkok, University of the Philippines Diliman as the lead RDTC Seminar host, University of the East, and Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT).

Links: Concept Note; Programme; Administrative Note; Key GCED resources; Draft GCED template; ICT for GCED Guide

Theme page: UNESCO Resource Distribution and Training Centres (RDTC)

Session 1:

- Experiencing GCED First-Hand (Asst. Prof. Athapol Anuntha-vorasakul, Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Education)  

- Overview of GCED (Lay Cheng Tan, Programme Officer, UNESCO Bangkok) 

Session 2A: Reference models and materials on actual integration of GCED into the curricula, teaching/learning practices, and learning assessment

- UNESCO GCED Materials (Lay Cheng Tan, Programme Officer, UNESCO Bangkok)

- British Council Resources for GCED (Mike Cabigon, Country Manager, Learning Services, British Council-Philippines) 

- Online GCED Resources (Mel Tan, Programme Officer, UNESCO Bangkok) 

Session 2B: Teacher Demos and interaction by learning cells 

- Using Technologies in Art (Joselle Salvador, Teacher, Xavier School, San Juan, MM, Philippines) 

- The Use of Empathy Map in Teaching the Issue of Teenage Pregnancy (Marco Meduranda, Teacher, Navotas National High School, Navotas City, Philippines) 

- Prototyping a Digital Card Game for Human Rights Lessons (Charles de Guzman, Teacher, Philippine Science High School, Quezon City, Philippines) 

- Living Together in Diversity (Asst. Prof. Athapol Anunthavorasakul, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand) 

- We Are Peacebuilders (Amelia T. Buan, Faculty, Dept of Science and Mathematics Education, College of Education, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines) 

- The World Counts (Edmarie Querubin, Teacher, The Raya School, Quezon City, Philippines) 

Session 3A: Enhancing Lesson Plans

- ICT Tools in Global Citizenship Education (Mel Tan, Programme Officer, UNESCO Bangkok) 

Session 4: UNESCO RDTC Activities for 2017 

- RDTC as an Enabler for Quality Education (Mirza Mohammad Didarul Anam, Lecturer, Govt. Teachers' Training College, Dhaka, Bangladesh) 

- National Conference on ICT Integrated Pedagogy for Effective and Meaningful Learning (Binod Prasad Pant, Assistant Professor, KUSOED, Nepal) 

- Research Working Group: Impact of UNESCO Educational Resources & Corresponding Trainings (Winnie Er Pek Hoon,Chairperson, Centre for Learning & Teaching, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia) 

Session 5: Next Steps for RDTC 2018

- Training Working Group: Proposed Online Training Project for the RDTC (Elenita Que, Programme Coordinator, Educational Technology Area, University of the Philippines) 

- E-Learning Platform for Professional Development (Arlynne Roa-Awayan, Director for Customer Success & Engagement, Southeast Asia, Cypher Learning) 

- RDTC Network Progress Report and Next Steps (Auken Tungatarova, Programme Assistant, UNESCO Bangkok; Jonghwi Park, Programme Specialist, UNESCO Bangkok) 

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