Open to PublicOngoingSelf-paced

Becoming Global Citizens for a Sustainable Society

Application 09-01-2019 ~ 03-31-2020
Learning 09-30-2019 ~ 03-31-2020(26 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

  • Sonam Peldon
    Through the course I have learnt that Global citizenship is the sense of belongingness to the common humanity and is the idea that all people have rights and civic responsibilities that come with being a member of the planet. The idea is that one’s identity transcends geography or political borders and that responsibilities or rights are derived from membership in a broader class: "humanity". The course have really ignited my interest in global citizenship, deepened my understanding of the SDGs and critical issues around the world and furthermore enhanced my motivation and commitment towards contributing to making this world a better place, leaving no one behind.
    In all and all it was an enriching experience and great learning platform and i look forward to learning more from this GCED Online Campus.
  • Reynaldo Valdez Garcia
    ´Becoming Global Citizens for a Sustainable Society´ was a fruitful and enjoyable experience! It felt as if I was in an actual physical classroom sharing with my classmates and learning the most I could from the knowledgeable lecturers and fellows as well. It allowed me to deepen my knowledge on GCED and contextualize Global Citizenship in the society we live in, this thanks to the well-elaborated videos and documentaries that helped me better understand the topics. This course also allowed me to connect with people from different parts of the world as well as to get to know how other countries are advancing on achieving sustainability. Thank you everyone who made this possible and for sharing such valuable content!
  • Isaac Kwakye Yeboah
    This course is worth partaking in. It has really exposed me to the importance of being a global citizen, and how i can also contribute in making the world a better place for a harmonious living.
    This training has really impacted me so much to become an innovative, sensitive and social entrepreneur in all field of engagement. Many thanks to the team and my wonderful comrades who engaged in this course. Remember, we are change-makers ready to impact and instil change..... I am a Global Citizen, what about you?
  • Saleh Rabiu Abdulhamid
    The course has exposed me to alot of information on how I can contribute toward the global goals as an individual, and how I can be an advocate of the global goals in my local community.
  • Taiwo Oladapo Ogundipe
    "Becoming Global Citizens for a Sustainable Society" has increased my resolve not to only do the best for myself but for others in my society, and beyond in making our world a sustainable place to live in.
    Currently, I am part of the team that is committed to building an international new Huairou district in Beijing, China by organizing programs to integrate the international students to the district and learn more about the Chinese tradition and culture.
  • Souleymane SAMAKE
    Since I started to follow GCED courses, I have had a great desire to know more and more about it willingly to be GCED trainer some days in my place. However, the knowledges taught in GCED are so useful that they derserve to be more known, more spread out to all peoples without any distinction. I mean, we do not have to be in the formal way (educated, speaking English, French....etc.) to receive GCED knowdges. But it knowleges must be available for all so that its real impacts may be occured and seing. I think the real challenge for the GCED conceptors, is how to bring GCED learning to every family in the world as they might be educated or non educated? How to share GCED learning with every culture throughout the wolrd?
    It is only at this price, with the collaboration of all the Global Citizens, that we can make the dream of GCED into reality.

    Thanks so much to APCEIU and Ban - Ki moon Centre for their hard works to make this planet a better place for all living things on the earth!
  • Lee Vallance
    "Becoming Global Citizens for a Sustainable Society" left a lasting impression on me to commit to global citizenship ideals for the greater good that I wanted to endorse it, so I decided to publish to encourage others to take it, too. Thank you for producing this insightful course.
  • Jawaher Slimen
    Before this course i didnt know about the SDG s and how important they are ,now that i finished the course i feel like everyone should know about them and start working on becoming active global citizens.if you dream of a better tomorrow you should defenitevely join the course for it shows you why and how to do that.
  • Hazzelle Dumale
    It was an excellent opportunity for everyone who desires to become a global citizen and more aware of the global issues we are currently facing.