GCED by ThemesInstructor-led

Glocal Justice and Peacebuilding

Application 02-17-2020 ~ 03-09-2020
Learning 03-21-2020 ~ 05-09-2020(7 weeks)
Course ID 2020_80_CL002_4_0_2
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  • 100% Free

About the Course

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.




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※For any inquiries regarding taking the course, please contact GCED Online Campus administrators, gcedonline@unescoapceiu.org.





is Professor Emeritus in Education, University of Alberta (Canada) and President of the World Council for Curriculum & Instruction (WCCI). He was formerly a Distinguished Professor of University for Peace (Costa Rica), Director of the Multi-Faith Center, Griffith University, Australia and  Visiting Professor in several global North and global South countries.   


Born in Malaysia and a citizen of Canada and Australia, he has been a high school teacher, teacher educator and social studies textbook author in the interrelated fields of education for a culture of peace, disarmament, human rights, global-local justice, intercultural understanding, sustainable futures, interfaith dialogue and global citizenship.  


He has contributed to several international networks/including UNESCO, Peace Education Commission, APCEIU and the World Council for Curriculum & Instruction (WCCI) to which he was recently elected as President. His involvement with APCEIU include co-author of the Feasibility Report for establishing APCEIU, a member of  APCEIU’s Advisory Committee and Governing Board (2000-2019), and facilitator in several Asia-Pacific training workshops, curriculum, research and policy development  projects.


In 2000, he was awarded the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education.  



※For any inquiries regarding taking the course, please contact GCED Online Campus administrators, gcedonline@unescoapceiu.org.

Course Reviews

  • Chengkuac Awan Chengkuac
    Am so glad to learned a lot of things concerning globalization as a chance of understanding the situation of the developing countries however, its come with a heavy price to pay because globalization doesn't favor the poor. with the understanding of the rural poor. Agriculture is the foundation of development in the developing countries but poverty and hunger is still killing innocent people due to lack of government support and involvement. I have insight now of what is needed to be done in solving the current situations as a young person who is destined for change.
  • Huynh Hong Mai
    It is interesting lecture helps me understand more the development structure on the world. I learned from the lecture many datas relevant to poverty and hunger. I insight about the gaps between the richest and the poorest.

    Globalization affects on economies positively, such as more opportunities for businesses, networks and supply chains, more advanced technologies, lower cost of products, more jobs, alternated culture, changing the way of communities. However, the people get negative effects from globalization: more gaps between the rich and the poor, cultural deterioration, separated growth of different countries, especially destroyed environment.

    In my opinion, we enjoy the globalization as good chances to be developed, but we must pay a cost for it. In order to gain the most efficient benefit of globalization, I agree with these following solutions: we must do the people – centered program; avoid pity, show compassion and solidarity; share the goods, food, clothes, give a hand to the poor; try to run the youth clubs and environmental protecting projects; import and export and fair trade with every country.

    I like that P.E.A.C.E. paradigm of development means:
    Participatory+ Equitable + Appropriate + Critical Empowerment + Ecological sustainability.
  • Tshering Zangmo
    The online platform helped me to develop better insights on the Glocal Justice and Peacebuilding issues around the world. The personal reflections from my friends were very informative and of course the notes provided by our mentor were very resourceful. Thank you for this opportunity APCEIU.
  • Souleymane Gniné DIARRA
    I discovered new paradigms of development for rural poor thanks to exchanges during the forums and our teacher's feedback. I also knew the issue of child labour through the videos in the course and the forums and some solutions to the problem. It is also the same case for women justice . I also understood the suffering of women thanks to this course. The point that actually drew m attention is the indigenous people through the world. I mastered the commitment of these people through the videos and forums.
  • Pascalina Chiliboyi
    I am humbled to have been a student in the course provided on GCED Online Campus, "Glocal Justice and Peace Building". The course has transformed me in the way I look at myself in relation to people from all walks of life as it instilled in me the eyes to see all people as one family despite their colour, race, culture and indeed wealth. Having watched the videos, read the books,listened to the presentations by the tutor as well as contributions from course participants, i have remained to value and respect every human being and look forward to a time when we will all live as one family in this Global village as directly or indirectly, we all need each other for survival.