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What is GCED

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Fisher Yu

on 23 July 2015

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What is GCED
Global citizenship education refers to a sense of belonging to a broader community and common humanity. It emphasises political, economic, social and cultural interdependency and interconnectedness between the local, the national and the global.
1.develop an understanding of global governance structures
2.recognise and appreciate difference and multiple identities
3.develop and apply critical skills for civic literacy
4.recognise and examine beliefs and values

Informed and critically literate
1. Local, national and global systems and structures
2. Issues affecting interaction and connectedness of communities at local, national and global levels
3. Underlying assumptions and power dynamics
▪ Pre-primary/lower primary (5-9 years)
▪ Upper primary education (9-12 years)
▪ Lower secondary (12-15 years)
▪ Upper secondary (15-18+ years)
Socially connected and respectful of diversity
4. Different levels of identity
5. Different communities people belong to and how these are connected
6. Difference and respect for diversity
Key learning outcomes
Learners acquire knowledge and understanding of local, national and global issues and the interconnectedness and interdependency of different countries and populations
▪ Learners experience a sense of belonging to a common humanity, sharing values and responsibilities, based on human rights
▪ Learners act effectively and responsibly at local, national and global levels for a more peaceful and sustainable world
Global Citizenship Education
UN internship 2015

Factors contributing to successful delivery of global citizenship education:

▪ Embedded in policy, with wide stakeholder buy-in
▪ Long-term and sustainable
▪ Holistic, including the various sub-topics in a systematic way
▪ Reinforced in each year of schooling and preferably in the wider society
▪ Covering the local, national and global dimensions
▪ Supported by pre-service and continuing in-service training of teachers
▪ Developed and sustained in collaboration with local communities
▪ Scalable with maintenance of quality
▪ With feedback from monitoring and evaluation processes
▪ Based on collaborative arrangements that ensure expertise over the longer term with provisions for periodic review
people from UNESCO
Why important
“Education gives us a profound understanding that we are tied together as citizens of the global community, and that our challenges are interconnected.”

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
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