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The UNESCO Chair DCMÉT to participate in the 3rd Global Capacity-Building Workshop on GCED (29 Augus

The UNESCO Chair DCMÉT is pleased to participate in the 3rd Global Capacity-Building Workshop on GCED (29 August – 5 September, 2018 in Seoul, Republic of Korea).

We (Paul R. Carr and Gina Thésée) have been invited by the Asia-Pacific Center of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), a close collaborator (

We will be co-facilitating the following workshops:

1. Understanding the Regional/National Contexts of GCED

2. Democratic Learning through GCED in Formal and Non-formal Education

3. The Role of Teachers for a Critical GCED – Examining Education and Global Citizenship for Critical Perspectives

4. GCED Pedagogy: Teach to Transform

Global Citizenship Education (GCED), the focus of the work of ACCEIU, is one of the three pillars of the UNESCO Chair DCMÉT, along with Democracy and Transformative Education.

We will also be participating the The 3rd International Conference on Global Citizenship Education (


“Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Global Citizenship Education (GCED) aims to be transformative; equipping learners of all ages with the values, knowledge and skills that reflect and instil respect for human rights, social justice, diversity, gender equality and environmental sustainability; and that empower learners to be responsible global citizens. GCED gives learners the competencies and opportunities to realize their rights and obligations to promote a more inclusive, just, and peaceful world.”


“Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) is a UNESCO Category 2 Centre established in 2000 by the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Korea and UNESCO to promote and develop Education for International Understanding (EIU), currently regarded as Global Citizenship Education (GCED). APCEIU plays a pivotal role in promoting GCED reflected in both the UNESCO Education 2030 and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). APCEIU seeks to promote EIU and GCED through the following main lines of action: strengthen national, regional and global capacity to implement EIU/GCED; promote international exchange and cooperation of EIU/GCED in the Asia-Pacific and other regions; research and develop EIU/GCED curriculums; organize EIU/GCED training workshops and seminars; as well as producing and disseminating EIU/GCED learning and teaching materials.” (see

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