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Transcript of UNESCO ASPnet

Global Citizenship:
Global Citizenship is about understanding the need to tackle injustice and inequality, and having the desire and ability to work actively to do so. It is about valuing the Earth as precious and unique, and safeguarding the future for those coming after us. Global Citizenship is a way of thinking and behaving. It is an outlook on life, a belief that we can make a difference.
Themes of Study
ASPnet (world issues) and UN priorities
Education for Sustainable Development
Peace and human rights
Intercultural learning
ASPnet and UN priorities
Education for Sustainable Development:
Peace and human rights:
Breaking the Silence: Transatlantic Slave Trade (TST)
Intercultural learning:
World Heritage Education Project
UNESCO ASPnet in Manitoba
In 1997, through a Manitoba-German student exchange, River East Collegiate made contact with an ASPnet school in Hamburg
Member/Candidate Schools
What evidence of action is there in your practicum school to integrate each of the four UNESCO themes of study?
UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network
ASPnet participating countries 2009
During that conference, leaders from the
participating countries ( European Countries)
worked to develop ways to reconstruct
education around the world
once WWII was over.
When was it established? And Where?
In 1946 during WWII
In United Kingdom
ASPnet participating countries in 1953
What is the purpose of this organization?
What does
stand for?
UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network
Pillars of Learning
Learning to know
Learning to do
Learning to be
Learning to live together

Water Education in Arab States
8000 schools in 177 countries
33 schools in 15 different countries
promoting peace, social justice, human rights, sustainable development and international security through international cooperation on educational, science and culture programs
Over 50 field offices located around the world
In 1953, the UNESCO initiated the Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet). The purpose of the initiative was to give concrete expression to UNESCO’s overarching mission of promoting peace and international cooperation through education.
Schools that join ASPnet are committed to promoting
UNESCO’s ideals by undertaking projects that prepare young
people to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex
In 2002, Manitoba launched the first network of Associated Schools in Canada
"UNESCO has played an important role on the global stage for many years. By becoming involved in this program, Manitoba youth will have an excellent opportunity to develop a global perspective and enhance their understanding of world issues."
- Drew Caldwell, Minister of Education
Today, Manitoba's network has 21schools
At the launch, 10 Manitoba schools joined the pilot project, five of which have now attained status as National UNESCO ASPnet schools:
Brock Corydon School
College Jeanne-Sauve
John Pritchard School
River East Collegiate
Vincent Massey Collegiate
River East Collegiate
Cultural Diversity Workshop
Freshwater Initiative
3. Discuss and answer the following question:
1. Get into groups of 3-4
2. Select a recorder and a presenter
Be prepared to share with the rest of the class!
''Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.''
''Education for living together in an interdependent world is not an optional extra, but an essential foundation.''
- UNESCO Constitution
- Audrey Osler, director of the Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education at the University of Leeds, England
Intercultural learning
Peace and human rights
Playground Peace Structures
World concerns and the United Nations
Intercultural learning
Sustainable Development
Sustainable Development Symposium
Presented by Brandi Beaton, Mojgan Asili and Anne-Lise Chatelain-Perreault
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