APCEIU 안과밖2016.12.12 15:32

Global Citizenship Education (GCED) has been proposed as one of the common global goals clearly indicated in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Education 2030 Framework for Action. Consequently, the importance of GCED in reaching the SDGs has been internationally recognized. Many well-motivated education authorities are challenged to strengthen their commitment to the fostering of global citizenship by reorienting national education system, first and most of all, by integrating GCED in the existing national curriculum or the process of curriculum development. In response to these endeavours, APCEIU has been conducting the GCED Curriculum Development and Integration projects in the four countries—Cambodia, Colombia, Mongolia and Uganda. In parallel with the situational analyses on the respective countries, APCEIU co-organized the Capacity-building Workshops which were designed to further facilitate policy dialogue on advocating and promoting GCED in the local contexts, and to reinforce the awareness and understanding of GCED among key players and stakeholders. Thus, the workshops play a crucial role in not only sharing the current challenges, opportunities and imperatives for GCED in each target country among participants, but also exploring effective ways to integrate GCED into the national curriculum.

The Capacity-building Workshop in Kampala, Uganda was jointly organized by the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO (UNATCOM), National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) and APCEIU on 3-4 November 2016. The Workshop brought more 60 key players from the Ministry of Education and Sports officials responsible for policy formulation, planning and instructional materials, district Inspector of Schools, Principals, Head teachers, curriculum specialists, teacher educators, teachers, and religious leaders. Through this Workshop, key issues, opportunities, challenges and strategies for integration of GCED in Uganda’s education system were discussed.

On 23-26 November 2016, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Kingdom of Cambodia and APCEIU co-organized the 3rd Capacity-building Workshop for GCED Curriculum Development and Integration into History and Moral-Civics Subjects in Takeo province, Cambodia. The 62 participants were from two main subjects namely History and Moral-Civics subjects as well as involved stakeholders from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. The third workshop in Takeo province aimed at two folds: (1) specifically identify the GCED topics and learning outcomes that are relevant and proportionate to the number of the existing topics and learning of the two subjects; (2) identify the specific lessons in the two subjects for the integration of GCED topics and learning outcomes.

In Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, the 1st Capacity-building Workshop was held on 29-30 November 2016, co-organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports(MECSS) and the Mongolian Institute of Educational Research (Institute of Education) and APCEIU. The number of the participants was approximately 60 consisting of MECSS officials responsible for policy planning, curriculum development, teacher training, textbook development, teacher education and other related fields, researchers at the Institute of Education and teachers trainers at the Institute of Teacher’s Professional Development and other related institutes and individual experts. During the workshop, Seungmi Lee from KICE gave presentations on the Korean Curriculum in line with GCED and explored the way to integrate GCED into Mongolian curriculum together with the participants.

Lastly, on 1 December 2016, the Ministry of Education of Colombia and APCEIU co-organized the 1st Capacity-building Workshop in Bogota. Throughout the one-day workshop, it was able to raise the level of awareness of GCED and its curriculum development and integration amongst the participants and delved into a prospective roadmap for GCED curriculum in Colombia. A total of 10 Ministry of Education officials of policy formulation, planning and instructional materials and officials from other government institutions attended the workshop.

Through a series of the workshops in the four countries, sustainable implementation mechanisms for mainstreaming and curriculum integration of GCED in their countries were established and strengthened.

In the following year, APCEIU will continue to support and facilitate the development of effective national and/or local curricula, or those of similar values (curricular guidelines, pedagogical guides, textbooks, or teaching-learning resources) on GCED.


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APCEIU 안과밖2016.08.01 17:41

“It is important that global leaders know that youth can bring issues to extraordinary levels.”

As a closing remark, Ms. Minjeong Kim, from the UN Secretary General’s Global Education First Initiative, (GEFI) commented; “Please take the knowledge and skills gained from this workshop and carry out the same exercises in your community.”

Co-organized by APCEIU and UN GEFI, the 2nd Youth Leadership Workshop on GCED ended July 16 2016. During this workshop, 49 youth leaders from 38 countries participated in various programmes including plenary sessions on GCED, workshops for Youth Advocacy and field trips to understand GCED local initiatives.

The four-day event, held at the Busan University of Foreign Studies in Republic of Korea, aimed to build the capacity of dynamic young leaders. Participants engaged in different workshops under the theme of “Deepening the Understanding of GCED by Using Advocacy Tools.” They took part in various interactive exercises in order to understand GCED by sharing their own definitions of GCED, reflecting on the leadership involved in GCED and implementing strategies for GCED during group activities.

In exploring local initiatives and developing strategic planning for GCED, the youth leaders took part in a field trip to four different locations in Busan. Participants chose one of the following places to experience and further their understandings of local initiatives pertaining to GCED based on the following themes: Empowering Youth in GCED Competences  (Indigo Sowon), Peace and the UN System (UN Memorial Cemetery and Peace Memorial Hall), Respecting Cultural and Religious Diversity (Beomeosa Temple), Understanding GCED Local Initiatives (Seodong Maze Market & Art Creation Space).

By exploring GCED in local settings, youth leaders had the opportunity to relate their own experiences with those of different areas in Busan in order to find methods to implement GCED in their home countries. One method was producing multimedia, such as videos and photos related to the workshops’ topics, to publish in social media.

On the final day of the workshop, participants in groups of six presented their outcomes and future plans to promote GCED. The presentation format included four key questions that were answered:

define the change you want to see in GCED, think about three actions you can do, analyze your resources, needs, risks and ways to monitor your success, write your own campaign messages.

Each group presented on the above topics, touching on: the insufficient political agendas of central and local governments related to GCED, the vagueness of the definition for GCED, the inadequacy of resources for implementing GCED, the lack of GCED champions, exam-oriented Education and the absence of capable teachers.

To find solutions to each issue, youth leaders discussed and shared their ideas coming up with group outcomes, such as: mobilization of GCED campaign, social media activities, “Name GCED” competition (re-naming GCED in your own language), engagement with local NGOs, development of a GCED database, implementation of GCED into schools and an international forum for GCED; all of which are to be enacted after the workshop as follow-up activities.


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APCEIU 안과밖2016.07.28 16:00

APCEIU and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) of Cambodia co-organized the Capacity-building Workshop for GCED Curriculum Development & Integration in Cambodia from the 18 to 19 July 2016. It was the first event since signing the MOU between APCEIU and the MoEYS, facilitating the implementation of a three-year project, “GCED Curriculum Development and Integration” that targets four different countries: Cambodia, Colombia, Mongolia, and Uganda. 

This Capacity-building Workshop was designed to enhance understanding and awareness of GCED among various stakeholders who will be frontrunners in advocating GCED and who will be leading steps towards integrating GCED into their national curriculum. Through the Workshop, the participants were able to map out the necessary steps towards attaining the goal set for the project.

A total of 100 key stakeholders from the areas of policy planning, curriculum development, textbook development, and teacher training and education participated in this Workshop. In particular, members from the national curriculum development sub-committees  gathered together in order to develop their capacities to advocate for GCED in Cambodia and explore ways to strengthen GCED in drafting course syllabi by subject and setting up learning standards.

At the beginning of the Workshop Dr. Utak Chung, Director of APCEIU, emphasized “reorienting national education systems to integrate GCED is a great commitment that requires a deep understanding of GCED, intense analysis of the national curricula, and strong partnerships between related stakeholders.” 

In response, H.E. Minister Hang Chuon Naron reaffirmed the MoEYS’ strong commitment to integrating GCED into Cambodian national curriculum and encouraged the participants to reflect GCED when reforming national curriculum. While addressing the key pillars of curriculum reform in Cambodia: teacher policy, inspection on school and school-based engagement, learning assessment, improvement of curriculum, textbooks and facilities, the Minister highlighted APCEIU’s GCED curriculum intervention as very timely considering Cambodia’s ongoing curriculum reform. In addition, in the case of Cambodia, the Minister proposed that this intervention can be more emphasized in two subjects—history and civic education—since it is possible to find more adequate spaces for integration of GCED in these subjects.

The Workshop consisted of various sessions helping to deal with GCED in the Cambodian context:  On the first day, Dr. Hyeran Yang from APCEIU’s Office of Research & Development, presented the overall structure and contents of GCED: Topics and Learning Objectives (TLOs)  to help participants to reflect on the national curriculum in view of integrating TLOs. Furthermore, Dr. Jungwoo Lee, Research Fellow of the Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation (KICE), introduced a Korean case of strategic integration of GCED TLOs into national curriculum and provided the participants with an opportunity to grasp how GCED can be embedded in the Korean National Curriculum, especially in Social Studies.

On the following day, after sharing feedback on on-going situational analysis conducted by the International Bureau of Education (IBE), policy dialogue was carried out by inviting Prof. Sorn Samnang, Advisor to Royal Government of Cambodia; Dr. Chhem Rethy, Executive Director of Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI); H.E. Put Samith, Director General of MoEYS; Mr. Heng Monychenda, Director of Buddhism for Development, and H.E. Dr. Chet Chealy, Rector at Royal University of Phnom Penh. During the policy dialogue exchange panelists exchanged ideas and insights on GCED localization in the Cambodian context, encouraging the participants to actively take part in promoting GCED in their own subject areas. 

This two-day Capacity-building Workshop successfully raised awareness of GCED among Cambodian key stakeholders as well as formed a solid foundation for effective implementation of GCED integration in Cambodia. As a result, APCEIU and the MoEYS launched the GCED Curriculum Development Committee in order to monitor the country-specific needs and impact of GCED intervention while also assisting in the implementation of the three-year project during 2016-2018.  Furthermore, another round of the national workshop will be organized with a focus on integrating GCED into the process of drafting course syllabi for specific subjects.


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APCEIU 자료실2016.03.17 09:40

64 teachers who have successfully completed the Capacity-Building Workshop for GCED Lead Teachers from 15th February to 19th February 2016 were appointed as the 2nd batch of Korean GCED Lead Teachers on 19th February. Composed of primary and secondary teachers from 17 cities and provinces, the Lead Teachers are expected to play a pivotal role in spreading and settling GCED in educational fields. 

유네스코 아태교육원에서 실시된 세계시민교육 중앙 선도교사 역량강화 연수를 성공적으로 수료한 64명의 교사들이 제2기 세계시민교육 중앙 선도교사로 위촉되었다. 이들은 전국 17개 시도에서 선발된 초중등 교사들로, 향후 학교 현장에서 세계시민교육의 확산과 정착을 위해 중추적인 역할을 담당할 것으로 기대된다.

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