This free open online course seeks to raise awareness about the importance of global citizenship education, and to promote the design of strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean in favor of democracy, human rights and social inclusion. Through this MOOC, UNESCO aims is to inspire young people in the understanding and active defense of human rights through collective participation.
UNESCO, in collaboration with UNESCO-APCEIU (Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding), has created a MOOC (massive open online course) aimed at young people from Latin American and Caribbean countries. This MOOC aims to strengthening Global Citizenship Education, and seeks to promote human rights education, participation, the defense of democracy, collective responsibility, and conflict resolution through dialogue and intercultural coexistence. To this end, one of the MOOC’s objectives is to strength critical thinking with high involvement of socioemotional and behavioral skills. This initiative contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and, in particular, its Sustainable Development Goal 4: promoting quality education.
The main thematic areas of the course are: 1) Youth today in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2) Human Rights, 3) Transformative and Responsible Global Citizenship, and 4) Activism in the 21st century.
Audiovisual presentations, podcasts, discussion forums, collaborative elaboration activities, dialogues between participants and tutors, evaluations and recommendations of links to sites of interest are some of the activities the MOOC will have.
The course aims to reach especially young people, NGOs, educators, activists, social and community leaders, and to raise awareness and contribute to the actions of policy makers and relevant national agencies.