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GCED101: Introduction to GCED (Certificate Course)

Application 04-01-2019 ~ 12-31-2024
Learning 04-01-2019 ~ 12-31-2024(300 Weeks)
Course ID 2024_80_CL005_1_0_
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  • Downloadable Certificate
    Earn a certificate upon the course completion

  • 100% Free

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

    interesting for students
  • Exzel Mae Magdato
    The GCED was so helpful that I feel I should explore more about global concerns. The course is beautifully structured in a way that it can be very well understood by everyone even if the person doesn't know English well. I am highly motivated to go to the ground level and work with people as my contribution to SDGs.
  • Barry Nyaga
    Great progress for GCED, the Integration becoming easier in all spheres, levels of Education. Therefore, it is necessary is to make sensitization for local, national and global implementation. Underscoring the essentials of quality education we need right skills, values and attitude toward globalization and interconnectedness. Time to END Illiteracy, poverty, inequality, and misinformation in the digital era must be put into force now!
  • Venus Marie Venus Marie
    great, very helpful.
  • Alexander Omiwole
    Very informative
    This course is timely and needed for our present time.
  • Marry Rose Zubiaga
    It gives knowledge and very helpful
  • Nida Tagalag Nida Tagalag
    This course is a complete package, very informative
  • Claire Delos Santos
    Very informative and helpful