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GCED101: Introduction to GCED (Certificate Course)

Application 04-01-2019 ~ 12-31-2020
Learning 04-01-2019 ~ 12-31-2020(92 weeks)
Course ID 2019_80_CL005_2_0_

About the 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.









Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding under the auspices of UNESCO


The Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) was established in 2000 as a UNESCO Category 2 centre to promote education for a Culture of Peace. APCEIU is working in close collaboration with UNESCO Offices, National Commissions of Member States, related educational institutes, and civil society to promote global citizenship education (GCED) under the framework of education for international understanding (EIU) towards a Culture of Peace.


APCEIU has devoted itself to strengthening GCED/EIU capacities by pursuing its philosophy and policies through training teachers and teacher trainers; research and policy development; developing educational materials and programs; organizing different levels of workshops and conferences; and strengthening the network of teachers, educators, experts, civil society leaders and other stakeholders.


Course Reviews

  • Ebenezer Bortsie
    wow.. this is indeed the right education we all need. its indeed education for all. GCED has really enlightened me. I recommend GCED to everyone. GLOBAL citizenship education provides both knowledge and practice to do. GCED is indeed a transformative education.
  • Adebogun Oriyomi
    I never think i would cross this kind of life changing course this year. Global Citizenship Education is a course that all youth should undertake. It teaches moral, respect, rights, good learning and facilitating habit, harmony, inclusiveness, equitable, among others. Its complete and accurately marshaled. No doubt, it has transformed my life beyond reasonable doubt.
  • Lourenca Ferreira
    Global citizenship education (GCED) is a form of civic learning that involves students' active participation in projects that address global issues of a social, political, economic, or environmental nature. The two main elements of GCE are 'global consciousness'; the moral or ethical aspect of global issues, and 'global competencies', or skills meant to enable learners to participate in changing and developing the world.
  • Adediran Adeyemi Benjamin
    Global citizenship education is really a life-changing and imparting experience. I learnt a lot from the courses which am ready to pass the knowledge to my community.
  • bibi zainab
    The lectures have made me aware of the role of GCED very well.
  • Abdella Chebo
    the course is very interesting & makes me understand the various aspects of GCED. the environments related to the GCED is discussed in a good manner. Thank you very much and keep it up.
  • Kharmila Rahmadani
    this part taught me to gain my understanding of the key concepts and principles of GCED such as gave us some illustrations about interconnected and interdependent word, the impacts of globalizing world with increased complexity and contradiction, etc. this course has given me to keep aware of educational issues relevant to GCED. There are some information about GCED such as it's background, concept, etc. thanks to the new knowledge and experience...
  • Wainright Acquoi
    My participation in the course has given me a deeper understanding of GCED (Global Citizenship Education) and the concepts explored in the course has given me renewed optimism for the future of education and global citizenship. GCED, as presented in the course, is not new, but an evolving phenomenon of learning that builds upon other models. This realization is the crucial first insight I draw upon completing the course because rather than reinventing the wheel, we have an opportunity to become creative and innovate upon what we already have, and present in ways that are easily relatable, understood, and practiced.
  • Saja Alphilly
    I learned about GCED concepts and history & guidelines for teaching and learning GCED .I gained an understanding of the key principles of GCED, identified pedagogical approaches to GCED.
  • NGNAOUSSI ELONGUE Cedric Christian
    Throughout the 12 chapters of this course, I learned about GCED concepts and its history, and guidelines for teaching and learning GCED. I gained an understanding of the key principles of GCED, recognized educational issues relevant to GCED, and identified pedagogical approaches to GCED.

    I have learned that GCED is all about learning to Know, to Do, to Be, and to Live Together. Though all principles are essential to achieving the fundamental goals of education, ‘Learning to live together’ is very important and relevant in this age of globalization.