Courses by Registration

A Wide Range of Courses
with Specific Topics on
GCED Available Here!

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.

Courses by Registration

Ongoing Course

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GCED101: 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 : 04-01-2019 ~ 06-30-2019 Learning period : 04-01-2019 ~ 06-30-2019 Certificate : Yes
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Applying GCED in classroom

Curriculum Development for GCED Educators: Perspectives, Purposes, and Practices

This 4-week course provides a basic introduction to the principles, conceptual underpinnings, and creative design of curricula relevant to transformative education, specially GCED in both formal and non-formal contexts. Participants of the course will explore practical ideas for appropriate, effective and creative teaching of GCED-related curricula for all levels of formal schooling, non-formal peace education programmes of government and nongovernment agencies and community organizations. The goal of this course is to provide teachers/participants with the theoretical framework for analyzing, critiquing, and investigating curriculum so that they will be able to design GCED curriculum responsive to their own contexts.   Session 1: Curriculum Theory, Development, and Design Session 2: Designing a Curriculum Session 3: Writing Learning Objectives/Outcomes and Evaluation Techniques Session 4: Curriculum Innovations   The course will consist of four “classroom” weeks. The course will open with a lecture or powerpoint presentation or video clips followed by Forum discussions. Participants are expected to check the course site at the beginning of every course week to be aware of the requirements for the week.
Application period : 01-25-2019 ~ 04-30-2019 Learning period : 05-08-2019 ~ 06-04-2019 Certificate : Yes
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Ongoing Course

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 : 01-25-2019 ~ 04-02-2019 Learning period : 04-10-2019 ~ 05-07-2019 Certificate : Yes

GCED by Themes

Human Rights in the Context of GCED

This 5-week course covers basic introduction to human rights principles and mechanisms, discussion of specific issues related to GCED from a human rights perspective, and understanding of the teaching of human rights in relation to GCED issues. After taking this course, participants will be able to explain basic principles of human rights, discuss GCED issues from a human rights perspective, and expound on issues and systems of teaching human rights.   Week 1 : Overview of the Human Rights Week 2 : International Human Rights Standards Week 3 : GCED Issues Affecting Human Rights Week 4 : Realizing Human Rights and GCED Week 5 : Teaching Human Rights in the Context of GCED   Various materials like readings, videos and official documents by UN and local governments will be utilized for the course. Activities including exercises and written examination are also prepared to assist further understanding.       Course Preview  
Application period : 01-25-2019 ~ 03-15-2019 Learning period : 03-06-2019 ~ 04-09-2019 Certificate : Yes