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  1. 2014.09.17 14th Asia-Pacific Training Workshop: EIU, Fostering Global Citizenship
EIU in the world2014.09.17 11:52


The 14th Asia-Pacific Training Workshop (APTW) was held from August 21st to 29th in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Organized by the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) , 27 participants from 17 countries in the Asia-Pacific including Australia, Bhutan, Iran, Myanmar, Samoa attended the workshop subtitled “EIU, Fostering Global Citizenship” this year.

At the opening ceremony, Utak Chung, director of APCEIU, welcomed the participants to the annual workshop, one of the Centre’s longest flagship programme. Introducing many initiatives by the UN such as the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) and Global Citizenship Education (GCE), Chung reiterated the importance of teacher training and educating our children for a sustainable future, and added that “education is no longer just a means to individual success, but a holistic process. Regardless of what the names are called, we will continue to work towards a common vision.” The ceremony was also graced by Ambassador of Nepal in Seoul Kaman Singh Lama who was heartened to see many participants from the countries in the Asia-Pacific as he emphasized the need to “meet growing demands for professional development of educators in the region.”

The workshop aimed not just to develop participants’ understanding and knowledge of key concepts such as Education for International Understanding (EIU) and Global Citizenship Education (GCE), but also to increase the applicable skills of participants in later implementing training programmes in their home countries. To that end, a faculty group composed of various professional backgrounds, including EIU, peace education, culture education and human rights has facilitated the workshop throughout the period.

Participants of various occupations such as educators, researchers and UNESCO officials took part in highly engaging lectures and in-depth seminars, and also spent three days in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which serves as a somber reminder of the importance of Culture of Peace. Drafting action plans for implementation and after an impressive presentation, participants spent their last night in Seoul at the Farewell Night. The workshop ended on a high note at the closing ceremony the following day with certificate presentation. 


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