APCEIU 안과밖2017.04.04 16:55

The 2nd Phase of GCED Curriculum Development & Integration has officially kicked off with the International Bureau of Education(IBE-UNESCO) as well as the four partner countries(Cambodia, Colombia, Mongolia and Uganda)from 22-24th March at APCEIU GCE Hall.

Delegates from Cambodia, Colombia, Mongolia and Uganda shared the progress made during the 1stphase in setting up the GCED Curriculum Development & Integration Committee and carrying out a needs assessment and situational analysis of its curriculum.

The four countries proposed their 2nd phase action plan, which elaborated specific details and relevant information to fulfil the following goals: First, to integrate global citizenship into the curriculum and/or produce GCED materials according to their needs, and second, to conduct a pilot test of the output.

The kick-off meeting was successful with the enthusiastic participation of partner countries and IBE-UNESCO. This meeting will provide assistance in setting out a clear path for the year ahead. Also, it will aid further cementing every stakeholder’s resolve in implementing the course of action they came to adopt. 

In addition, APCEIU had the opportunity to present its Policy Guide on Global Citizenship Education to gain feedback from the participants. The draft guide, which is due to be published later this year, is expected to serve as a frame of reference for policy makers. The main contents of the draft guide aim to integrate and strengthen GCED in educational policies, strategies and plans.

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APCEIU 안과밖2017.03.24 17:46

More than 500 experts, practitioners, and policymakers from across the world gathered in Ottawa, Canada and explored pedagogical approaches and teaching practices to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED). 

The UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development: the Role of Education (6-10 March 2017) brought together the Global Review Forum for the Global Action Programme on ESD (GAP) and the Third UNESCO Forum on GCED representing UNESCO's two major educational approaches. Participants examined good policies and practices for educators and teacher trainers to empower learners to become global citizens. 

On 8 March, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova officially opened the 5 - day event and an exhibition of 42 booths showcasing a wide variety of practices and approaches to ESD and GCED. “We need the education that promotes understanding between cultures, that strengthens the resilience of societies. And we need teachers equipped with the skills and confidence to foster these competences.” She highlighted the importance of teachers’ role to cultivate global citizenship. 

APCEIU participated in the exhibition under the name of ‘Global Citizen Campus’ which consists of hands-on activities related to GCED as well as SGDs, Global Citizen Passport, online materials such as GCED Clearing House, APCEIU’s publications including GCED best practices, etc. The APCEIU’s booth drew the attention of many participants, providing a platform for sharing practices, ideas, and insights on GCED.  

The Third UNESCO Forum on GCED, which opened on 8 March, drew together GCED experts, educational practitioners, civil society organizations, young people, research institutions and universities, UN agencies and other partners from the public, non-governmental and private sector from all regions.

“Teachers are on the frontlines of bringing GCED into learning environments. Without confident, qualified and well-prepared teachers, we cannot advance GCED,” said UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education, Qian Tang, at the official opening of the Forum.

Utak Chung, Director of APCEIU, in remarks at the opening of the Forum, pledged that APCEIU will continue to support promoting GCED with UNESCO and other partners. He also renewed the APCEIU’s endeavours towards the global advancement of GCED and reaffirmed that fostering global citizenship is not just the UN or UNESCO’s agenda, but ultimately a global agenda for all. 

During the Forum, APCEIU co-organised and supported two concurrent sessions. In collaboration with the UNESCO Bangkok Office, APCEIU organised a session titled “Preparing teachers for global citizenship education in Asia: what works?” on 9 March. Inviting two experts from the region, Francis Daehoon Lee (Sungkonghoe University) and Toh Swee-Hin (University of Alberta), the session explored themes and pedagogical methods through which GCED can be approached.

On 10 March, APCEIU supported a session titled “Teaching with young people: What do learners expect from GCED?”, led by the GCED Youth Network. The GCED Youth Network was established by a group of youth advocates for GCED who participated in APCEIU’s annual programme for youth. Anna Susarenco from Moldova and Lorena Gamarra from Peru introduced advocacy techniques which teachers and educators can use to engage young people in GCED. 

The third UNESCO Forum on GCED focused on teachers’ crucial role for pioneering frontline to bring GCED into classrooms and for achieving SDGs. Throughout the Forum, participants exchanged ideas and information on GCED and strengthened networks to ensure that practical change is brought into learning environment

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EIU in the world2015.02.08 17:41


The Parahyangan Catholic University (UNPAR) held the UNPAR International Student Conference 2015 on Global Citizenship from 16 to 25 January 2015 in Bandung, Indonesia. Under the theme of “Sustainable Urban and Human Settlement ? Creating a Smart City for All,” the 10-day conference saw student participants from 27 countries including Indonesia, Philippines, Japan and Russia come together to discuss issues of urban sustainability with various experts in the field.

The conference consisted of lectures given by United Nations Development Program (UNDP) officials, the mayor of Bandung city, university professors as well as other experts in the field. As Ida Susanti, chairman of ISC 2015, reminded the participants, the conference objective was to "invite the community and students to realize that we no longer live in a world that is fragmented. The problem in this world is a problem that must be faced together.”

Participants also made various site visits to problematic areas in North Jakarta as well as future “smart cities” such as the New Parahyangan city and the town of Bogor. Through such site visits, participants brainstormed about policy recommendations regarding urban development study and human settlement. In addition, the conference also included some cultural activities such as batik technology and traditional dance and games, further promoting cultural understanding among international participants.
1. Website of UNPAR International Student Conference 2015 on Global Citizenship: http://isc-io.unpar.ac.id/?page_id=1239#.Leaflet
2. Article on the UNPAR International Student Conference 2015 http://mediaparahyangan.com/peserta-isc-2015-pahami-masalah-limbah-dan-sampah-di-bandung/2015/01/
3. Photo source from Lidya, participant of the UNPAR International Student Conference 2015: http://instagram.com/p/yVuI99kANX/?modal=true

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EIU in the world2014.11.19 18:30


The World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), held from 10 to 12 November in Aichi-Nagoya, successfully came to end with a declaration urging action to mainstream education in the United Nations 2015 development agenda. The Aichi-Nagoya Declaration was adopted unanimously in the Closing Plenary. It builds on the achievements of the UN Decade of ESD, as well as the deliberations of the Conference and the stakeholder meetings in Okayama. The Declaration also ensures that the outcomes of the Conference will be taken into account at the World Education Forum 2015, to be held in Incheon, Republic of Korea.

Under the theme “Learning Today for a Sustainable Future,” more than 1,000 participants, who are 76 ministerial-level representatives of UNESCO Member States, non-governmental organizations, academia, the private sector and UN agencies, as well as individual experts and youth from 150 countries gathered for the conference. During the three days, the conference participants reviewed successful initiatives from the UN Decade and discussed ways to improve education so that ESD becomes one of its core components. They also addressed specific priorities and challenges of the new Global Action Programme(GAP) for ESD, such as teaching, assessing, and promoting 21st century competencies.

In the Opening Ceremony, UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova, called for action to build the foundation for ESD and for a plan towards a new Global Action Programme (GAP). The GAP is a follow-up to the UN Decade of ESD, which is ending this year. It will generate and scale up ESD actions in each of the five priority areas; policy support, whole institution approaches, educators, youth, and local communities.

Invited to the Conference as an official GAP partner to UNESCO, APCEIU coordinated the workshop session #5 of Cluster II entitled, "Teacher Education: ESD, Contributing to Quality Education in a Rapidly Changing World," together with EI (Education International) and INTEI (International Network of Teacher Education Institutions) on the 11th of November. On the same day, Mr. Utak CHUNG, director of APCEIU, was a discussant for the workshop session #9 of Cluster II entitled "Reviewing practical approaches to twenty-first century education: global citizenship, ecopedagogy and sustainable development."

Additionally, a side event called "ESD and Global Citizenship Education(GCED) in the new era"  was coordinated by APCEIU and ACCU(Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO) on the 11th as well . Through this Conference, APCEIU contributed to provide  discussions on ESD and GCED to strengthen networks.



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