Capacity Building Workshop on “Strengthening Global Citizenship in Higher Education for Sustainable Development”
In October 20-23, 2020, SEAMEO RETRAC organized a 4-day workshop on “Strengthening Global Citizenship in Higher Education for Sustainable Development” under the funding of the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (UNESCO-APCEIU, South Korea) at the Centre’s premises – 35, Le Thanh Ton, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
This workshop not only provided participants with ample opportunities to better understand the concept and principles of Global Citizenship Education (GCED), but also engaged them in insightful discussions to share their experience with other participants from different institutions, colleges and universities in Vietnam about how to contextualize and adopt GCED into their schools’ curriculum and related programs. Four main topics introduced in each day of the workshop included:
(1) Introduction of Global Citizenship Education
(2) Contextualization of GCED in the Regional and National Context
(3) Global Citizenship in Higher Education: Challenges and Strategies
(4) Innovative approaches and methodologies of GCED and Action Plan.
The participants of the workshop included 40 leaders, administrators, educators, and senior teaching staff from different higher education institutions in Vietnam who are working in the areas of GCED, sustainable development, community development and other related areas.
After the four-day face-to-face training course, a virtual forum on SEAMEO RETRAC’s Moodle site was conducted within three days for participants to have more chances to discuss issues related to GCED and its best practices at their institutional level as well as gain access to lectures, reading materials and assignments.
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