Monday, 27 May 2013

Global Education Exchange in Search of a Common Ground

The International Seminar on Global Education has brought together teachers and Global Education experts from six countries to work together on a Global Learning Framework, which could help in mainstreaming Global Education in the formal education sector.

The seminar which took place in Wilga near Warsaw from April 10-12, 2013 was at the same time a kick-off meeting for the World-Class Teaching project which has been initiated in January this year. The project has been created at the TRIALOG Partnership Fair in 2011 by organisations from Austria, Slovakia, United Kingdom and Poland.

The first phase of the project is focused to develop a common Global Learning Framework which will help in mainstreaming Global Learning in teaching. The Framework will be used by teachers to develop subject-specific teaching materials and by trainers who will develop training programmes to assists teachers of selected subjects like languages, English as a foreign language, science, biology, geography, history, civics and art. The seminar was designed as a consultative process which allowed the project team to share outputs from its first phase and discuss it with teachers who will later work within the project. It has also been a chance to get a constructive feedback from education experts from Brazil (CECIP) and Benin (NEGO-COM). For the teachers participating in the meeting it has also been an opportunity to exchange on the way they work with students and to learn more on how the school systems work in their countries.

World-Class Teaching is run by Centre for Citizenship Education (Poland), People in Peril Association (Slovakia), Südwind Agentur (Austria) and Leeds Development Education Centre. The project is funded by the European Union and co-financed withinthe Polish development cooperation programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2013.

For more information please see the project summary or contact

In the photo: Participants of the Global Education Seminar in Warsaw.

Information provided by Jedrzej Witkowski, Centre for Citizenship Education

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