Co-organized by APCEIU, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, and in partnership with UNESCO HQ, the 3rd International Conference on GCED: Platform on Pedagogy and Practice will take place on 5-6 September 2018 at Lotte Hotel Seoul in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Global Citizenship Education (GCED) aims to foster global citizens to understand, appreciate, and act in terms of universal values such as peace, human rights, culture diversity, and sustainable development. GCED has emerged as one of the global goals in recognition of the prominent role of education while addressing interconnected global challenges. APCEIU organizes this Conference to be a prime platform to boost networking on GCED, proposed as an education goal of UN and UNESCO.
The Conference, initiated in 2016, ranged over GCED’s role and direction under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Last year, the Conference touched upon the challenges GCED faces, while presenting pedagogical approaches and supportive conditions to put GCED in action.
This year, the Conference plans to explore how to approach and apply concepts similar to GCED under the overarching theme ‘GCED in Every Corner of the World: Local-Contextualization of GCED’. Approximately 500 people consisted of policy makers, teachers, and experts from academia, international organizations, and NGOs are expected to participate.
The Conference will share different characteristics when applying GCED based on culture and region. APCEIU hopes that this Conference can act as a platform to effectively spread and implement GCED while reflecting the local context fully.
The 3rd International Conference on GCED welcomes everyone interested in GCED. Registration is available online until August 20 at http://gced.unescoapceiu.org/conference.