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GCED101: Introduction to GCED (Certificate Course)

Application 04-01-2019 ~ 12-31-2023
Learning 04-01-2019 ~ 12-31-2023(248 Weeks)
Course ID 2022_80_CL005_1_0_
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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

  • Dorji wangchuk
    The GCED was so helpful that I feel I should explore more about global concerns. it also help in my teaching learning process
    Viewing the GCED videos made me more aware of how I belong not just in my community and country but in the global community. It humbles me to realize that I really cannot and should never be an "island". I need my brothers and sisters from around the globe. I need to be interdependent with them, to be tolerant, empathetic, and understanding. We need to exercise fairness and equality of wealth and opportunity. It's only in this way that we can attain world peace and harmony.
  • Minakshi Iyer
    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.
    The Global Citizenship Education (GCED) course was informative and helpful in teaching practice. It taught the importance of education for social change and developing a global perspective free from racial prejudice. It equips one to become an informed citizen and critically literate, socially connected and respectful of diversity and differences, and ethically responsible. This course is essential in today's society.
  • Rupendra Maharjan
    I have gained a deeper understanding of the principles, concepts, and pedagogical approaches related to this field of education. The course is very useful and practical.
    Indeed it was a very fruitful learning experience. Many Thanks
  • Erwin Ortiz
    Thank you for the opportunity to learn and widen my perspectives about global citizenship education.
    Very informative and it could be of great help in my teaching practice. Integration of Global Citizenship Education may inform and change the perspective of my students in different ways. May this course reach every concern and encourage them to integrate GCED to capacitate and increase the students' learning.
  • Iona Ofelia Zanoria
    Very rich in information and it ignites me to integrate GCED in my class
  • JANDY Danzalan
    Very informative!