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GCED101: Introduction to GCED (Certificate Course)

Application 04-01-2019 ~ 12-31-2022
Learning 04-01-2019 ~ 12-31-2022(196 Weeks)
Course ID 2022_80_CL005_1_0_
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  • Downloadable Certificate
    Earn a certificate upon the course completion

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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

  • Farikha Nur Zahara
    the materials are amazing, I study a lot of new things from this course. Thank you
  • Sonam Tshering
    learning about GCED has unfolded my outlook on the world and to my own life.
  • Jingle Balocos
    Learning and studying new things like GCED has made me realized a lot of things that needs to be done! Thank you so much!
  • Pasan Saranga
    This is amazing. Let us work together to build this world better to live!
  • Alexander Peñero
    Thank you GCED. I've learned a lot!
  • Viviane Pereira
    Thank you,GCED! This is an amazing course
  • Carl Dellomos
    This online course is the ULTIMATE GUIDE for GCED teachers, advocates, and researchers.
  • Bethany Castor
    I like this Chapter 1 as it awakens me to see through some challanges and contradiction brough by Education. Thanks a lot for empowering and inspiring me
  • Yuusuf Xaaji Xuseen Ismaaciil Furre
    this course introduced me to the concept of GCED and 17SDG and precisely SDG 4.7. I am now able to relate my profession as a teacher to GCED. I have learned that I have more role to play as a teacher. My assumptions on the application and incorporating GCED in elementary grades has changed.
  • Hilario Dioquino Casis Jr.
    I like this Chapter 2 as it awakens me to see through some challanges and contradiction brough by Globalization. Thanks a lot for empowering and inspiring me