TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
Since 2009, the Postgraduate International Educating Class has empowered students to become agents of positive and sustainable social change and contributors to peace through education.
Today’s challenges require specific skill sets. Humane skills like critical-thinking, entrepreneurship, communication, creative problem solving, understanding the implications of technology and media, but also social skills like self-reflection, deep listening, collaboration, leadership, flexibility and just plain grit. Through formal, non-formal but also informal learning, PIEC students build on their capacities to acquire important and lasting professional and personal skills, but also significant networks and friendships.
Thanks to PIEC, Blake was able to design and start a tree planting project in his community
The PIEC programme really contributed to my academic growth, and opened my mind to the realities of our world. I am more equipped than ever before to face the demands of life with confidence. I believe that this programme is a powerful foundation to build a generation of great thinkers who will help to make this world a better place, and ensure the safety of our collective humanity.
Chinedu Blaise Nze, Nigeria
inspired by unesco
IEC shares UNESCO’s commitment to a holistic and humanistic vision of quality education (SDG4), the realization of everyone’s right to education and the belief that education plays a fundamental role in human, social and economic development. As the philosopher and educator John Dewey put it: Education is not preparation for life, but education is life itself.
Inspired by and based on UNESCO’s Four Pillars of Education (Learning to know, Learning to be, Learning to do and Learning to live together), the International Educating Class is a future-oriented programme for sustainable development education that leads to greater personal and professional growth.
The programme is officially recognized by the Flemish Ministry of Education in Belgium and supported by UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization).
"During my internship, I have developed a book 'A piece of mind' to make invisible disabilities visible." (Ines)