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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

  • 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 Muslim Manah
    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.
  • Prosper Mubangizi
    This is a game changer. the GCED 101 Course has been very useful and resourceful to me. The insights gained from this course will help me in my work
  • Adarsh pa
    "I am really impressed with this course because it made me realize about the need of education for transformation and to know the world in deeper sense away from ethnic differences for global citizenship. I am in love with GCED course and encourage all to take it up to help oneself and others at large being an agent of change as it enables one to be a contended leader who can sweep over any situation that arise in the society. I am fully satisfied taking this GCED course."

    Thanking you.
  • Nympha Hassan
    The course is basically an eye opener, it teaches more on how globally people are interrelated and dependent on one another for living an effective life.
  • 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. It can enable people to be more emotional, mindful, compassionate and enhance critical thinking which are some of the basic skill required to become a global citizen and learn to make peace.
    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.
  • 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!