International Multi-Stakeholder-Seminar (online)

#Buildbackbetter: the imperative of Global Citizenship Education

20. November 2020, 10:00 bis 13:00 Uhr

 

A multi-stakeholder online seminar on operational plans to bring SDGs to the European Schools   

 

Zielgruppe: AkteurInnen und EntscheidungsträgerInnen aus dem Bildungsbereich

Sprache: Englisch

Anmeldung bei nina.marcher@suedwind.at

 

PRESENTATION 

In times that some call a pan-crisis, the challenges that our environment and our societies are facing are increasingly interconnected. In order to understand the extent of the change and to direct it towards achieving SDGs, schools can play a fundamental role. As UNESCO highlights in the preparatory documents for the "World Conference on education for Sustainable Development" (May 17-19 May 2021) Global Citizenship education (GCE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) play a fundamental role in strengthening the resilience of young people under challenging situations and support their visions of the future.

Putting these principles into practice requires a chain of linked actions: focused  teaching materials, assessment  tools; a comprehensive approach from curriculum documents to the whole school; the relationships with local-national-international communities.

 Global Goal Indicator 4.7.1. measures inputs to the education system (i.e. the extent to which GCE and ESD are integrated in national policies, curricula, teacher education and student assessment) (https://sustainabledevelopment. un.org/sdg4)

The Get Up and Goals Project builds teacher capacity, produces curriculum linked teaching and learning materials and supports SDG related actions in schools across 12 countries to contribute to strengthening the structural link between formal education systems, Global Citizenship Education and awareness of the SDGs.

 

SEMINAR AIMS

The scale and ambition of SDG Target. 4.7 requires multilevel and cross-sectoral partnerships at various levels to ensure its achievement. There is a need to bring together and engage different key actors: local and national governments, the private sector, civil society, European Union, United Nations system, universities, youth, educators.

 

This international, online seminar aims to:

 

1) engage stakeholders in dialogue about:

  • How GCE contributes to the quality of education and to sustainable development and the increasing importance of bringing climate change, global migration, international and gender inequalities into school curricula
  • the role of the teaching and learning tools for GCE: new curriculum linked materials and new approaches to history, geography and other subjects/courses
  • the relevance of assessment of GCE: how can we demonstrate the results of what we do? How can we learn from what we do?
  • the importance of teacher training and the connection between global learning and youth activism

 

2) providing an opportunities for stakeholders from different jurisdictions to share practice and  experiences,

 

3) develop a final roadmap about how to better include GCE and SDGs in all school level.

PROGRAMME – (in progress)

10:00 – 10:10

Welcoming participants

 

10:10 – 10:40

Introductory interventions: 2020 Reality Check: the results of a Get up and Goals PESTLE and SWOT analysis; a focus on formal education

 

10:40 – 12:00

Parallel workshop session (division of participants in 3 groups)

·         Global learning and youth activism: strategies for connections

·         Sustainable and Global Schools : strategies and tools to assess GCE in schools

·         New teaching resources: strategies to encourage the adoption of SDGs oriented teaching materials

 

12:00 – 13:00

Highlights from each group and conclusive remarks

 

Mehr Informationen zum Projekt "Get up and Goals": www.getupandgoals.eu

 

“This event has been produced with the assistance of the European  Union. The contents of this seminar are the sole responsibility of name of the Author/contractor/implementing partner/ international organisation and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.”