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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언론이 본 APCEIU2016.07.21 11:54
APCEIU 안과밖2016.07.18 10:16

The 2nd Youth Leadership Workshop on GCED kicked off on 12 July and will last until 16 July 2016 . APCEIU co-organized the 2nd Youth Leadership Workshop on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) with the UN Secretary General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) at the Busan University of Foreign Studies in Busan, Republic of Korea. For this event, Busan University of Foreign Studies(BUFS) and Geumjeong District of Busan Metropolitan City will be working as cooperation partners.

The workshop aims to build the capacity of dynamic young leaders and facilitate international exchange among participants from 5 regions (North America-Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, Latin America, Middle East and North-Africa) to lead and advocate for GCED.

A total of 49 youth leaders from 38 countries are attending the workshop, selected on the basis of their current engagement and future commitment in educating youth at the local and national levels around GCED.

Members of the Youth Advocacy Group of the UN Secretary General, previous GCED Youth workshop participants in different regions of the world and APCEIU staff are leading the workshop as the five main facilitators for discussion to construct GCED Youth network.



In the opening ceremony, Dr.Utak CHUNG, Director of APCEIU, gave opening remarks to participants. Following his words, Ms. Min-Jeong KIM, head of secretariat of GEFI and Dr. Jeong-Bae LEE, vice president of BUFS also gave welcoming remarks. The congratulatory remarks were delivered by Mr. Jeong-hee WON, mayor of Geumjeong District.

Dr. Utak CHUNG emphasized the importance of the GCED Youth network to amplify the voice of youth. He stated in his opening remark, “This (GCED Youth) network will become an invaluable resource of advancing the GCED agenda beyond 2015, in a way that resonates with the voice of youth and their needs.” He asked participants’ to actively engage with all components of the workshop, saying he truly hopes participants make this workshop “for the youth, and by the youth.”

Ms. Min-Jeong Kim said that UNESCO believes in the power of energy, innovativeness and dynamism of youth. She encouraged participants by saying: “Imagine the transformative change that could be brought by collective action of 1.8 billion young people in the world.” 

Mr. Jeong-hee WON commented in his congratulatory remark, “The following 4 days will be an important asset to achieve participants’ dream, which will work to give hope to everyone in the world.”

During the first day, participants had lessons on understanding concepts of SDGs, SDG 4.7 and GCED, and the ways in which APCEIU is working on targeting youth while promoting GCED. There were also sessions in which the youth shared their recommendations on the previous GCED youth workshops and had the opportunity to made friends with each other while taking part in icebreaker activities. 

The workshop consists of a wide variety of interactive sessions and activities, such as - plenary sessions to understand GCED, exploring local initiatives on GCED with local youth, discussion on the GCED youth network etc. The workshop aims to enable the participants to build a common understanding of GCED and its key priorities, to elaborate on leadership strategies suitable for implementation at the local and national levels, and concretize plans for the establishment of a GCED Youth Network to advance the GCED agenda and UN SDGs.

Throughout the workshop, participants are expected to share their previous GCED leadership experiences based on the three principal motos of GCED; Think, Share and Act. At the end of the workshop, participants will propose leadership strategies as the outcome of their group discussions and identify future activities to participate in for the GCED youth network.

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언론이 본 APCEIU2016.07.13 13:35
언론이 본 APCEIU2016.07.11 10:16
APCEIU가 알립니다2015.05.17 18:15

#WeGlobalCitizens, 2nd round

Join SNS campaign at the WEF Side-event

Visitors of the side-events of World Education Forum(WEF) can participate in our SNS campaign with pictures and videos taken at the GCED Exhibition organized by APCEIU.

There will be photo zones and many interesting places drawing attention of visitors.

The deadline for all submissions is 30th May 2015. 

SNS Campaign Will Continue...........

Join our efforts to promote global citizenship for sustainable peace. Here are two ways to actively participate.

- Take a photo holding a sign “# We are Global Citizens” or ”We, Global Citizens __________” (Fill the blank with your own words in English).

Ex) “We, Global Citizens think_____”
   “We, Global Citizens share_____”
   “We, Global Citizens act_____”

Post the photo to APCEIU Twitter or Facebook(https://www.facebook.com/unescoapceiu) or Instagram(https://instagram.com/apceiu) using the hashtag #WeGlobalCitizens.

- Make a short video clip with a message that supports global citizenship or introduces your activities on global citizenship.

Upload your video on APCEIU Youtube channel(https://www.youtube.com/user/APCEIU) and share the video on APCEIUTwitter(https://twitter.com/apceiu) or Facebook(https://www.facebook.com/unescoapceiu) with the hashtag #WeGlobalCitizens. (Please speak in English, or use English subtitle)


Why Global Citizenship?

Fostering Global Citizenship constitutes one of the thematic pillars of Global Education First Initiative(GEFI) launched in 2012 by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. In recognition of its growing significance, Global Citizenship will be a part of the World Education Forum agenda. The forum will be held this coming May in Incheon, Republic of Korea to bring together governments and educational experts from around the world to discuss the post-2015 agenda.

Raising awareness of global citizenship is crucial to promote a Culture of Peace. The online campaign “#WeGlobalCitizens” is carried out by APCEIU and combined efforts from each of you to reinforce a sense of living together and make a better world.

 #WeGlobalCitizens, 2 캠페인 시작

세계시민교육 전시회(WEF 부대행사)를 방문하여 캠페인에 참여하세요

세계교육포럼(WEF)을 맞이하여 제 2차 세계시민의식 SNS 캠페인을 진행합니다.

세계교육포럼 부대행사의 일환으로 아태교육원이 준비한 [세계시민교육 전시회]를 방문하셔서 GCED 부스 및 포토존에서 직접 참여할 수 있습니다.

사진 및 영상 제출 마감 기한은 2015 5 30일까지입니다.


SNS 캠페인은 계속됩니다

캠페인 참여로 지속적인 평화 구축을 위한 세계시민의식 함양을 지지하세요한 장의 사진 또는 비디오 영상으로 참여하실 수 있습니다.


- “#We are Global Citizens” 라는 문구를 들고 사진을 찍어주세요또는 “We, Global Citizens____”라는 문구와 함께 세계시민에 대한 생각을 자유롭게 빈칸에 채워 사진을 찍어주세요(영어 사용).

예시) “We, Global Citizens think…”
     “We, Global Citizens share…”
     “We, Global Citizens act…”


이 사진을 아태교육원 트위터(https://twitter.com/apceiu), 페이스북(https://www.facebook.com/unescoapceiu) 또는 인스타그램(https://instagram.com/apceiu) #WeGlobalCitizens 해쉬태그를 사용하여 업로드해주세요.

세계시민의식을 지지하는 메시지를 담은 짧은 영상이나 세계시민으로서 자신이 현재 하고 있는 활동에 대한 이야기를 담은 비디오를 제작하세요(영어 자막 혹은 영어 대사 사용).

비디오는 아태교육원 유튜브(https://www.youtube.com/user/APCEIU)에 업로드한 후 해쉬태그 #WeGlobalCitizens를 이용하여 트위터혹은 페이스북에 공유해주세요.



 ‘세계시민의식’ 인가?

세계시민의식의 함양은 유엔 반기문 사무총장이 2012년 주창한 ‘글로벌교육 우선구상(GEFI)의 중점 분야로 제시되었습니다또한 post-2015 어젠다를 논의하기 위해 5월 인천에서 개최되는 세계교육포럼의 주요 의제에 포함되어 있습니다.

평화의 문화를 확립하기 위해 세계시민의식은 필수적입니다함께 어울려 사는더 나은 세상을 만들기 위해 아태교육원은 #WeGlobalCitizens 캠페인을 진행하고 있습니다.


세계인이 주목하는 세계교육포럼 기간 동안 캠페인을 통해 세계시민의식을 알리고세계시민교육의 중요성이 post-2015 어젠다에 반영될 수 있도록 2차 캠페인을 진행합니다.



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APCEIU 안과밖2015.04.29 11:43





APCEIU and Korea National Open University(KNOU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the exchange of educational research and human resources on 23rd April at the University Headquarters at Daehakro Jongro-gu Seoul.

Through this agreement, two institutions will cooperate in the following areas
▲Co-develop and share educational programmes and contents
▲Co-develop and utilize programmes required to achieve EFA(Education For All), GEFI(Global Education First Initiative) and GCED(Global Citizenship Education)

Mr. CHUNG Utak, the director of APCEIU, Mr. LEE Dong Kook, Acting President of KNOU, and other related staff were present at the signing ceremony.
With this agreement, APCEIU plans to foster development of lifelong education and distance education through mutual cooperation, and utilize distance education in GCED programmes in Asia-Pacific etc.
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EIU in the world2015.04.29 11:34

 UNESCO Bangkok is carrying out an online survey “Happy School Survey” as part of “Happy Schools” project. 

This project aims to brighten the learning environments of students and help to shift educational priorities in the region to better respond to the more holistic needs of learners in the 21st century. This survey will be utilized to learn about what makes schools fun places for learners as well as the ways to ensure that all students feel more included. The result of the survey will be used to draft a clear framework for what a happy school is.

“Happy School Survey” is open to everyone including students and education professionals.

Participate in the online survey
In Korean: 
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APCEIU 안과밖2015.04.23 10:29


The Local Adjustment Training for Korea-Philippines·Korea-Mongolia Teacher Exchange Programme is carried out 20-23 April for 4 days at APCEIU. This programme, organized by APCEIU as part of the Asia-Pacific Teacher Exchange for Global Education of the Korean Ministry of Education is for 20 Filipino and 10 Mongolian in service and preliminary teachers. Korea-Philippines Teacher Exchange Programme holds training sessions after making agreement with schools from diverse regions such as Ulaanbaatar city, Orkhon province and Filipino teachers came from different regions including Quezon city and Mandaluyong.  

Through various lectures including Education for International Understanding and Korean language as well as diverse cultural activities before being dispatched to schools, participants will have an opportunity to adjust to new environment. In his lecture on ‘Education for International Understanding and Teacher Exchange Programme’, CHUNG Utak, director of APCEIU emphasized Global Citizenship Education and there was a dialogue session with mentor teachers from partner schools to better understand Korean education.
For 3 months from 24th April to 10th July, Filipino and Mongolian teachers will be teaching their major subjects and their cultures. Filipino teachers will be dispatched to 10 schools including Sindang Elementary School and Kyongchon Middle School while Mongolian teachers will be teaching in 5 Korean schools including Yeouido Middle School and Anyang Haesol School. 
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EIU in the world2015.04.22 14:18



Aga Khan Foundation Canada carried out a Global Citizenship Education(GCED) event in partnership with UNESCO and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO on the 30th March.

Ms. Soo-Hyang Choi, Director of the Division for Teaching, Learning and Content of the
UNESCO gave a presentation “Building Global Citizens: Educating for the 21st Century” which was on the main issues of GCED followed by the Q&A session. Ms. Choi addressed how GCED is being defined, put into action and measured. This final event in the Making the Grade in Global Education series was an opportunity to learn about GCED which may be part of the United Nations discussions on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals in September.
Aga Khan Foundation Canada is an agency of Aga Khan Development Network which is an international network of agencies devoted to improving the quality of life of the poor across the world. This foundation launched Making the Grade in Global Education series last September.
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