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Courses on thematic areas and pedagogical approaches of GCED are offered for educators to enhance their capacity to implement GCED. The courses are based on an application and selection procedure.

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GCED by Themes

Understanding Conflicts and the Process of Peaceful Resolution: What educators can and should do to promote peace?

The course aims to provide basic concepts of conflicts and the process of peaceful resolution from the perspective of educators. It will guide participants to understand what conflict is, why conflict occurs or happens, and how we should handle the conflict situations. Even though it stresses on conflict prevention as ‘prevention is better than cure’, it also deals with conflict management, conflict resolution, conflict transformation and peacebuilding through peace education and various communication strategies and skills.   The course further introduces additional concepts of peaceful conflict resolution processes and techniques including indigenous mechanisms, e.g. Pax Africana and many other contemporary mechanisms. It further introduces the various types of conflicts educators face in classrooms, and school compounds, such as school bullying, hate-speeches, sexual harassments, juvenile delinquencies, violent extremism as well as religious fundamentalism or radicalism… The course also deals with peaceful resolution of conflicts at community levels, e.g. ethnic and clan conflicts, organized crimes, factions and discrimination as well as marginalisation in the community; wand it also outlines the places of educators as peace makers and mediators. The course helps participants to gain knowledge, skills, develop positive attitude to learn to live together peacefully and in dealing with conflicts in a peaceful way, i.e. attaining peace by peaceful means.   With the cases from various contexts, including Africa and other corners of the world, it is designed to deepen the participants' theoretical and practical knowledge and skills of conflict and peaceful conflict resolution as well as specific tools and strategies to practice handling/resolving of conflicts in classrooms and communities as well as in other multi-cultural and multi-social settings.      Course Preview    
Application period : 09-04-2018 ~ 09-25-2018 Learning period : 09-27-2018 ~ 10-24-2018 Certificate : Yes

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Open to Public

GCED 101: Introduction to GCED (Certificate Course)

The course aims to provide an overview of the GCED (Global Citizenship Education) as well as its background, concepts under the framework of UNESCO, and guidelines for teaching and learning. The course will help participants gain an understanding of the key concepts and principles of GCED, recognize educational issues relevant to GCED, and identify pedagogical approaches to GCED.        Chapter 1  The World We Live in 1     Chapter 2  The World We Live in 2    Chapter 3  The Education We Need    Chapter 4  Emergence of GCED as Global Education Agenda    Chapter 5  Understanding GCED within SDG4    Chapter 6  Who is a Global Citizen?    Chapter 7  What is Global Citizenship Education(GCED)?    Chapter 8  Thematic Areas of GCED    Chapter 9  Learning Contents of GCED    Chapter 10    Teaching GCED to Transform: Pedagogical Principles of GCED    Chapter 11  How to Teach GCED Effectively: Teaching Strategies and Approaches    Chapter 12  GCED in Practice: Teaching GCED in Classroom     Certificates will be given to participants who fulfill the requirements; more than 80% of lecture attendance and submission of an assignment at the end of the course.
Application period : 07-04-2018 ~ 09-09-2018 Learning period : 09-10-2018 ~ 11-04-2018 Certificate : Yes

GCED by Themes

Global Citizenship and Cultural Diversity

The course, Global Citizenship and Cultural Diversity is targeted at practitioners in the field of education and development, social and youth workers, as well as policy-makers and civil servants. The goal of the course is to further broaden their perspectives on the topic, sharpen their knowledge and skills, as well as to strengthen their capacity to carry out what they’ve learned in their contexts.   This course provides participants with a critical understanding of the relation between Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Understanding in a globalized world. The first module looks at Cultural diversity in a globalizing world within the context of Global Citizenship and Global Education. The second module of this course discusses the different elements of Global Citizenship through explaining the different elements and instruments of Global Education. The third module reflects on intercultural learning competences and the intercultural dialogue in the public political discourse. The fourth and last module of this course focuses on the practical use of Intercultural Global Education in terms of political and social action. It also explores the key dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals.   Next to getting acquainted to various theories and instruments, participants will, through assignments, work on their own strategy development plan which they can use after the course in their own context.
Application period : 06-12-2018 ~ 07-05-2018 Learning period : 07-16-2018 ~ 08-12-2018 Certificate : Yes

GCED by Themes

Glocal Justice and Peacebuilding

This course seeks to provide an overview of the relationship between conflicts and social justice at local and global levels as well as peacebuilding initiatives to transform such conflicts in both South and North contexts.  It identifies structural violence or social and economic inequalities and injustices as one of the root causes of global and local (glocal) conflicts  and also explores strategies whereby nations and their citizens can live together with justice and compassion to build a culture of peace through personal and social action. Drawing  on case studies in diverse regions in the Global South, four  specific themes or sectors will be critically examined, including paradigms of development and globalization, the  rural poor, women and children, and indigenous peoples.   Educators, professionals  and peacebuilders working in formal as well as non-formal educational contexts are welcome to enroll in the course.  It will provide ideas and strategies for integrating  the theme of  glocal (global and local) justice in programmes of global citizenship education and other interrelated fields of transformative education.   Week 1 : Global Poverty and Hunger Paradigms of Development & Globalization Week 2 : Rural Poor Week 3 : Child Labour & Justice for Women Week 4 : Rights of Indigenous Peoples     Course Preview  
Application period : 04-17-2018 ~ 05-22-2018 Learning period : 05-28-2018 ~ 06-24-2018 Certificate : Yes