Open to PublicOngoingSelf-paced

Becoming Global Citizens for a Sustainable Society

Application 09-01-2019 ~ 12-31-2020
Learning 09-30-2019 ~ 12-31-2020(66 weeks)
Course ID 2019_80_CL005_1_0_

About the Course


This course introduces the SDGs and the notion of Global Citizenship through the series of lectures by renowned experts from all over the world, interviews with scholars, advocates and representatives from all different sectors, and case presentations by active global citizens. 


The course aims to examine and critically reflect on the revolving issues around the globe at local, national, and international levels by providing a platform where learners can virtually meet and learn from one another.


Learners will be able to deepen their understanding of the SDGs and global citizenship, exchange and embrace different perspectives, and challenge their own assumptions.


The course invites those who see themselves as global citizens as well as who aspire to assume active roles in bringing meaningful changes to oneself and to the society they are in.


No. Module Units
1 Global Citizenship and the SDGs

1) Understanding global citizenship in the context of the SDGs.

2) Why & What is Global Citizenship?

3) Issues Around Global Citizenship

2 Global Citizenship in a Challenging World

Key Challenges to Global Citizenship

- Poverty & Glocal Justice

- Consumerism & Eco Justice

- Peace & Preventing Violent Extremism

- Media Influence and Critical Literacy

- Globalization & Migration

- Gender Equality

3 Act to Change: Global Citizenship for Transformation

1) Highlights and Key Issues of the SDGs

2) Global Partnership for Achieving the SDGs

4 Meet the Global Citizens Around the World Case studies of innovative movements and cases of global citizens
5 Plan for Action: Becoming Active Global Citizens

1) How to become active global citizens

2) Advocacy tools and strategies



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Course Reviews

  • Paterina La Touche
    Excellent course! The course is very informative and inspiring.
  • Nii Noi Kofi Omaboe
    The course was a very impactful one, one I have not received anywhere.
  • Md Raju Biswas
    Great learnings indeed. The modules are well designed and organized. A new global citizen will learn truly the global citizenship and the Sustainable Development.
    This course is inevitably of paramount importance in my ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) activities. I will consult it regularly as it is available online. I have already encouraged all of my collaborators to follow it fully and regularly because, as the saying goes, "Repetition is the roof of teaching".
  • Nada Muhammad
    Great course and really enjoyed my time.
  • Anthony Kimara
    Inspiring and motivating course
  • Joana Kasuzumira
    it was good
  • Heba Ali Azmy
    it was a great experience and knowldge
  • Mwansa Luputa
    It was a very good course that challenged me to start taking action.
  • Collins Bigogo Omosa
    I believe that through this workshop I was given the opportunity to enhance, improve my characteristics, expand my perspective and help to value more cultural diversity and erase prejudice.