APCEIU 안과밖2016.12.23 17:47

As a part of GCED content development utilizing photography, APCEIU published a GCED Photobook “Begin from the end -> From Siberia to Baltic Sea”. This photobook contains around 130 photos that were taken during the journey on Trans-Siberian Railway crossing the Eurasia continent. The book also carries interesting stories which describes cities and people from each train stops with perspective of Global Citizenship Education.

The background for this photobook, Russian Federation not only has diversity of peoples and cultures from the largest territory in the world but also is a country with unique identity which encompasses both Europe and Asia. 

APCEIU hopes to share with readers the vast nature of Siberia, stories of peoples, and the unforgettable experiences of sharing and communicating through the journey on train. APCEIU also aims at delivering the core values of GCED such as Cultural Diversity, Peace and Learning to Live Together through images and stories in this book. 

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APCEIU 안과밖2016.12.12 16:10

In order to achieve Global Citizenship Education (GCED) until 2030, catalyzing global action is a priority for APCEIU. Cognizant of the strong support of institutions globally to put GCED into action, APCEIU has convened the 2016 APCEIU GCED Network Meeting in Seoul, Republic of Korea from 9-11 November 2016. Representatives from 36 organizations and institutions implementing and contributing to GCED gathered during the GCED Network Meeting to share their activities and explore potential ways of collaboration on promoting GCED.

Mr Utak Chung, Director of APCEIU, in his opening remarks highlighted that, “This gathering comes at a most opportune time, to take a step further in the realization of GCED by exploring potential collaboration through forming human and institutional-network.” Mr Gwang Jo Kim, representing UNESCO Bangkok, the Regional Bureau of Education in the Asia-Pacific, highlighted in his congratulatory remarks that it is, “Through partnerships and joint actions that we can maximize our support to countries and scale up our efforts to promote GCED.”

On the outset, the GCED Network Meeting showcased the diverse efforts of institutions globally in promoting GCED. Participating organizations and institutions highlighted the interconnectedness of GCED with related concepts including human rights, peace, cultural diversity and sustainable development, and how can the complementarities be explored. Furthermore, institutional presentation panels were divided based on the participating organization’s backgrounds; Intergovernmental Organizations, Research and Training Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, Higher Education Institutions, and Network Organizations. Each panel provided an opportunity to identify common work areas, synergies and possible areas of collaboration.  

Participants have commonly noted as well about the importance of aligning GCED activities to the Sustainable Development Goals, in which GCED is part of as Target 4.7, particularly through the development of monitoring mechanisms and indicators. Based on the results of the institutional presentation panels, participants discussed further to develop strategies for the GCED Network in various dimensions: Research and Policy Development; Capacity-Building of Educators; Information Dissemination and Material Development; Advocacy, and Partnerships and Networking. The discussion served as an opportunity to brainstorm on how the participating organizations can increase the impact of the GCED programmes, and how can the GCED Network support the overall promotion of GCED as well as dissemination of global education agenda. Ms Ann Therese Ndong Jatta, Director of UNESCO Nairobi, highlighted that GCED’s inclusion in the global agenda is a strong call for governments and stakeholders to be engaged in the promotion of GCED. She further praised the effort of APCEIU to coordinate for 2030 Agenda to move forward towards action.
Through a drafting committee from the participants, a final outcome statement with the subtitle “Partnerships for Global Citizenship Education towards 2030” was finalized by the representatives of institutions and organizations shortly after the end of the 2016 APCEIU GCED Network Meeting. The final outcome statement details the foundation of the establishment of an international network of institutions and organizations for the promotion of GCED and recommendations for the inclusive, holistic, systematic and sustainable promotion of GCED until 2030.
At the closing of the meeting, Mr Utak Chung expressed his gratitude to the participants and promised continuous support of APCEIU for strong collaboration with partners through the network. “We will continue to promote GCED in the future, and we look forward in working more actively with you, our partners, together through the GCED Network,” said Mr Chung. APCEIU will continue to promote GCED through the GCED Network, and plans to address the needs of various regions and stakeholder groups in 2017.


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APCEIU 안과밖2016.12.12 16:00

APCEIU, in collaboration with Arts-ED Penang, a non-profit organisation for art and culture education, has published a Global Citizenship Education(GCED) Teacher’s Guidebook on World Heritage Site of Melaka and George Town, Malaysia. This guidebook was developed as a new volume in APCEIU’s continuous project of GCED Material Development on World Heritage since 2012, in order to promote awareness of cultural diversity as well as mutual understanding. 

This Teacher’s guidebook, under the title of Bridging Global Citizenship and World Heritage not only provides literature on both World Heritage in Malaysia and GCED but also gives case examples and lesson plans to help teachers design and conduct GCED class utilizing World Heritage.


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APCEIU 안과밖2016.12.12 15:58

유네스코 아시아태평양 국제이해교육원(APCEIU)은 말레이시아 문화예술교육기관인 Arts-ED와 공동으로 말레이시아 믈라카와 조지타운의 세계문화유산을 활용한 세계시민교육 교사지침서 <세계시민과 세계유산을 잇다>를 발간했다.

문화다양성과 상호이해 증진을 위해 2012년부터 유네스코 아시아태평양 국제이해교육원이 추진해 온 세계유산 활용 세계시민교육 자료개발 사업의 일환으로 기획·발간된 이 교사 지침서는 말레이시아의 세계문화유산을 활용해 진행했던 유용한 실천사례들을 담고 있어 일선 교사들이 향후 세계시민교육을 개발하고 진행하는 데 많은 도움이 될 것이다.


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APCEIU 안과밖2016.12.12 15:50

The International Conference on GCED took place at the Sheraton Seoul D-Cube City in Seoul, Republic of Korea from the 24th to 25th of October. Co-organized by APCEIU, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea, and JoongAng Ilbo, in partnership with UNESCO Headquarters, this Conference brought over 300 people together from more than 40 countries to share their practices of and ideas about GCED. These speakers and participants came from diverse backgrounds, working in the international organizations, ministries of education, research institutions, schools, non-profit organizations and many more. Youth as well as the general public who are interested in GCED also participated.

The Conference consisted of plenary sessions and concurrent sessions. In the Keynote Session, policymakers from different countries and backgrounds were invited to share the current status of GCED respectively from their points of view and discussed what progresses were made and are needed to be made. The speakers were Br. Armin Luistro (Former Secretary of the Department of Education of the Philippines), Se Yeon Kim (Member of National Assembly of the Republic of Korea), Bonian Golmohammadi (Secretary General of WFUNA) and Utak Chung (Director of APCEIU).

In the Panel Discussion Session, the moderator, Professor Kazuhiro Yoshida asked intriguing questions to the panelists in the format of an OX Quiz. The questions asked them if a person who spoke many languages, who traveled around the world frequently, had interest in news about happenings abroad were global citizens. Most of the panelists responded that global citizenship did not have much to do with traveling or languages, but was related much more with responsibility and empathy for others. The panelists of this session were Albert John Saka (Malawi teacher), Braulio Guemez (Student of UNAM, Mexico), Sujan Shakya (Former member of the Non-summit) and Jay R. Lee (Director at Korea Corporate Affairs Group Intel Greater Asia Region).

The GCED Talks, following the format of the TED Talks, invited the four speakers: Young-suk YS Chi (Chairman of Elsevier), Rediet Kefale (Campaign Coordinator at Yellow Movement), Seth Leighton (CEO and Co-founder of Envoys) and Youn-yeong Lee (General Manager of Indigo Seowon). These four speakers genuinely shared the stories of their lives and thoughts about what a global citizen is, and GCED.

In the concurrent session, speakers delved more deeply into specific practices and implementation of GCED. Concurrent Session 1 under the theme of ‘Actors of GCED’ consisted of three sessions. In these sessions, practitioners of GCED that are serving as teachers and school leaders shared how they are promoting GCED at their schools. There was also a separate session for youth, where youth from Pakistan, Indonesia, Palestine and China shared their advocacy works for GCED and future plans to further promote GCED.

Concurrent Session 2 was comprised of distinctive four sessions, each dealing with key themes of GCED that are regarded as pivotal pillars of GCED. These sessions aroused participants’ interest as many speakers carried out workshops. Participants wrote their ideas on large posters and presented their ideas to group members as well as the entire audience. There were also games where people gathered in groups according to their age, nationality, sex and religion and shared stereotypes and how to prevent them.

Concurrent Session 3 consisted of four different sessions dealing with actual implementation of GCED. These sessions addressed the integration of GCED into curriculums, GCED in higher education, assessing the learning outcomes of GCED, and transformative pedagogies. Participants earned valuable knowledge and insights that they could adapt to their practices.

Throughout the Conference, many speakers and participants could have chances to get to know each other, exchange ideas and information about GCED and strengthen networks. Since the International Conference on GCED is an annual conference, we expect that every year more and more participants interested in GCED can contribute to discussions and build concrete partnerships in this Conference as a great catalyst for advancement of GCED.

You can find more detailed information on the Conference at: http://gced.unescoapceiu.org/conference

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APCEIU 안과밖2016.12.12 15:42

APCEIU has newly published a policy research report on the development of a Youth Railway Programme for Global Citizenship Education (GCED). This report is a result of a feasibility study on how GCED incorporated in the Trans-Siberian Youth Railway Programme can build values, social and emotional skills and attitudes among youth. This report also aims to support relevant institutions and educators to design and implement GCED programmes.

The contents of the report contains theoretical background of GCED and  educational effect of the railway programmes in general. It addition, case analysis in Korea and abroad, programme design and promotion strategy of GCED through this programme are included. It is expected that this report will contribute to the diversification of GCED Youth Programme and its contents.


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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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언론이 본 APCEIU2016.11.15 14:38
APCEIU 안과밖2016.11.02 18:51

유네스코 아태교육원은 세계시민교육 확산을 위해 최근 세 기관과 MOU를 체결해 협력 기관의 폭을 넓혔다.

2016년 9월 2일, 유네스코 아태교육원과 이베로아메리카 교육과학문화기구(Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture, OEI)는 이베로아메리카 국가들에서 세계시민교육을 증진하기 위한 업무 협약을 체결했다. 양 기관은 아래와 같은 사항에 대한 협력을 약속했다. ▲ 지역별·국가별 세계시민교육 연수 확산, ▲이베로아메리카 국가 내 교육 기관, 교육 관련 관계자들 간 협력 파트너십 및 네트워크 강화, ▲ 연구, 연수 및 청년 프로그램 공동 추진, ▲ 학습자, 교육자 및 연구원 교류 프로그램 확산, ▲ 교육발전에 필요하다고 인정되는 부분에 대한 애드보커시 등이 주된 내용이다.

이어 9월 15일에는 아프리카에서 세계시민교육 및 소녀/여성교육을 증진하기 위한 업무 협약을 아프리카연합위원회(African Union Commission, AUC)와 체결했다.

이번 협약을 통해 양 기관은 아래와 같은 사항에 대해 협력을 약속했다. ▲ 권역별·지역별 연수 확산, ▲ 여아 및 여성 교육 분야 포함 세계시민교육 공동 사업을 통한 교육 기관 및 교육 전문가 간 파트너십 및 네트워크 강화 ▲ 여아, 여성 교육 분야 포함 교육 정책 및 업무에 대한 연구 분석, ▲ 연구, 연수 및 청년 프로그램 공동 추진 ▲ 교육발전에 필요하다고 인정되는 부분에 대한 애드보커시 등이 주된 내용이다.

10월 17일에는 유네스코 국제고등교육혁신 센터(International Centre for Higher Education Innovation under the auspices of UNESCO, ICHEI-SHENZHEN)와 세계시민교육 및 고등교육에서의 정보통신기술(ICTs) 영역에 대한 상호 업무 협약을 체결했다.

본 협약에 따라 양 기관은 다음과 같은 사항에 대한 상호 협력을 합의했다. ▲ 세계시민교육 관련 협력사업 추진을 통한 문화 다양성 교육 확산, ▲ 연구, 연수 및 인식제고 기능을 포함한 고등교육 내 정보통신기술 확산, ▲관련 국제회의, 워크숍 및 세미나 공동 주최, ▲ 세계시민교육 사업실행 및 고등교육에서의 정보통신기술 활용 촉진을 위한 협력 등이 주된 내용이다.

아태교육원은 이번 협력이 향후 세계시민교육에 대한 국제적 활동을 공고히 하는 데 큰 도움이 될 것으로 기대하고 있다. 이와 같은 파트너십을 통해 세계 다른 지역에 대한 아태교육원의 영향력을 넓히고 세계시민교육에 대한 국제적 활동의 기반을 강화시킬 것으로 기대된다. 유네스코 아태교육원은 설립 이후 다양한 기관들과 협력 관계를 공고히 하여 세계시민교육 전파를 위한 국제 네트워크를 구성하고 교육2030 및 지속가능발전목표를 달성하기위해 지속적인 노력을 펼쳐왔다.

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APCEIU 안과밖2016.11.02 18:47


APCEIU established new partnerships with three related and recognized organizations through the conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the promotion of Global Citizenship Education (GCED).

On 2 September 2016, APCEIU and the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture, also known as OEI, signed an MOU for the promotion of GCED in Ibero-American States. Two organizations agreed to cooperate in following areas: ▲ Promotion of regional and national workshop on GCED, ▲Strengthening of partnership and network between education institutions and stakeholders on GCED in Ibero-American States ▲ Collaboration on analytical research, training projects and youth programmes on GCED, ▲ Promotion of mobility programmes for students, teachers and researchers, and ▲ Advocacy for the changes which are considered necessary for educational development.

On 15 September 2016, APCEIU and the African Union Commission, AUC, signed an MOU to promote GCED and girls’ and women’s education in Africa. Through this agreement, the two organizations will cooperate in various areas including ▲Promotion of continental and regional workshop on GCED, ▲Strengthening of partnership and networks on GCED between educational institution and education professionals through joint programmes, especially in the area of girls’ and women’s education, ▲ Commissioning analytical research on education policies and experiences especially in the area of girls’ and women’s education, ▲ Collaboration on analytical research, training projects and youth programmes on GCED, and ▲ Advocacy for the changes that are considered necessary for educational development.

On 17 October 2016, an MOU was signed between the International Centre For Higher Education Innovation under the auspices of UNESCO, ICHEI-SHENHEN and APCEIU, for the promotion of GCED and ICTs in higher education. The MOU shows the agreement that both parties will cooperate together for the promotion of GCED in various areas including, but not limited to, ▲Collaboration on promoting cultural diversity in education by implementing projects in the fields of GCED, ▲ Promotion of ICTs in higher education which includes research, training and awareness raising, ▲ Co-organization of the relevant international meetings, workshops, and seminars, and ▲ Comprehensive cooperation in implementing projects on GCED and promoting the use of ICT in higher education.

APCEIU is highly expecting in this cooperation to strengthen global action on GCED. These partnerships are seen to expand APCEIU’s influence on other areas, so that it can amplify global action on GCED. Since its foundation, APCEIU has made partnerships with various organizations around the world to form a global network in order to promote and disseminate GCED, in light of contributing to the realization of Education 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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