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Global citizenship education: key concept for a sustainable future

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Through good teaching practices, various educational approaches and a strong theoretical bases the course offers teachers and future-teachers the essential competencies to work globally competent with the SDG’s in their own class rooms or professional context.
 

Download the flyer of this summer course here

 

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDG’S)
 

In 2015 the UN adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as a global agenda for humanity towards a more inclusive, just and peaceful world. Education is formulated as a means for reaching all the other SDG’s.
 

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

 

Global citizenship contains the key competencies which enable learners to work on the SDG’s.
 

  • transformative education
  • which takes a multifaceted approach
  • and employs methodologies applied in areas such as:

o    human rights education

o   peace education

o   education for sustainable development

o   education for international understanding.

 

YOU ARE...

a teacher or a teacher-to-be of any educational level or nationality

 

WE ARE…

 

The course is organized by UC Leuven-Limburg (UCLL). As a member of the ASP-network, UCLL is an UNESCO-school, which implies that the teacher education values global competencies strongly in her curricula.

The theoretical frameworks of UNESCO and Oxfam Foundation are taken as a starting point.

 

(Y)OUR GOALS...

This course enables participants as a global citizen on to grow on two levels: on a personal level and on a didactical level.

 

The learning goals of Education for the SDG’s formulated by UNESCO are:

competency

the ability to…

system thinking

recognize and under-stand relationships between different causes, levels, visions, places, times

anticipatory

evaluate multiple possible futures and visions

normative

reflect on the norms and values that underlie one’s actions and to compare with sustainability values

strategic

implement innovative actions that further sustainability

collaboration

learn from others, to understand and respect the needs and actions of others (empathy) and to deal with conflicts in a group

critical thinking

question norms, practices and opinions of yourself and others

self-awareness

reflect on one’s own role in the local community and (global) society

integrated problem-solving

develop viable, inclusive and equitable solution options

(Y)OUR APPROACH
 

In every stadium the course works with a multi-perspective approach, which allows participants to explore different opinions, various causes, multiple factors and possible solutions. We fully master the theory by being able to apply it to our own personal and professional lives.

Level 1: what is Global Citizenship

Starting from various concrete testimonies on world challenges, participants get acquainted with the framework of the SDG’s and the concept of Global Citizenship.

A visit to the European Parliament in Brussels, where the role of international institutions is visible, is included.

Level 2: educational approaches

On a second level participants explore various educational approaches such as philosophy with children, collaborative and interactive learning, system thinking and inquiry based learning.

During this phase participants will visit the Red Star Line Museum, a place that invites us to reflect on migration in the past and nowadays.

Level 3: personal reflection

The final task of the course consist of a personal reflection on the way they want to adopt the SDG’s in their personal and professional life. This context stimulates creative reflection and out-of-the-box thinking.

Practical information

DATA

From 3 July 2018 until 6 July 2018

LOCATION

The location is about 20 km from Brussels airport and very close to the city centre of Leuven.

UC Leuven-Limburg
Teacher Education
Hertogstraat 178
3001 Heverlee
Belgium

LANGUAGE

The instruction language of the summer course is English, occasionally French.

COST

  • The registration fee is 450 EUR.
  • This price includes lunch, ticketing of the excursions, workshops, learning materials and coaching.

CONTACT

If you have any  further questions, please send an email to the coordinators of this summer course: