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[Webinar] Educating for Global Citizenship in the Digital Age
Event Date: 
Tue, 2024/03/19
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Webinar organized for the International Day for Digital Learning


19 March 2024 - 3:00 pm - 19 March 2024 - 4:00 pm
Location: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
Rooms: Room VI
Type: Cat VII – Seminar and training
Arrangement type: Virtual
Language(s): French, English


The digital revolution has brought improvements and setbacks in equal proportion. On the one hand, it has increased the flow of diverse information and expanded spaces for different expressions of knowing and being. On the other hand, it has exacerbated and accelerated the spread of misinformation, disinformation and hate speech. Digital technologies have expanded social, economic and political mobilities but also entrenched inequities, inequalities and injustices. They have allowed learners of all ages and backgrounds to access educational content from every corner of the globe, but also heightened differences relating to access and quality of the educational experience.


To this end, equipping teachers and other educators with new pedagogical tools to advance equitable, accessible and quality digital learning for global citizenship is more urgent than ever. The new publication, Global citizenship education in a digital age: teacher guidelines, is a response to this urgent call to strengthen the capacities of teachers and other educators to prepare learners to act ethically and responsibly in present and future physical and digital environments.



3:00pm - 3:05pm (Paris - CET): Opening remarks

  • Christopher Castle, Director, Division for Peace and Sustainable Development, Education Sector, UNESCO

3:05pm - 3:40pm (Paris - CET): Panel discussion - "How do we educate for global citizenship education in the digital age?"

  • Janice Richardson, Founder-Director of Insight SA

  • Laura Engel, Professor of International Education and International Relations, George Washington University

  • Olivier Van Bockstael, Unit for Media and Information Literacy and Digital Competencies, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO

  • Himanshu Panday, Dignity in Difference

Moderator: Cecilia Barbieri, Chief of Section, Section of Global Citizenship and Peace, Education Sector, UNESCO

3:40pm - 4:00pm (Paris - CET): Q&A

  • Teachers, educators, youth