APCEIU organized the 2nd Global Capacity-Building Workshop on GCED from 4 to 15 September, 2017. This workshop covered diverse thematic areas including peace, human rights, sustainable development, cultural diversity and prevention of violent extremism and this year, participants had an opportunity to participate in the 2nd International Conference on GCED from 13 to 14 September as session moderators or presenters, and expand their networks on GCED. There were 32 professionals in the field of teacher education, teacher training, curriculum development and education policy of 29 UNESCO member states from the Asia-Pacific, Africa, Arab States, Latin America and Europe for this workshop and they participated in the lectures, hands-on activities, field and school visits and action plan development on GCED.
As a follow-up activity of this workshop, APCEIU co-organized a Training Workshop on GCED in Indonesia with the Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO from 22 to 24 November 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia. This three-day workshop was especially for the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) school teachers and national trainers from the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture to raise their understanding of GCED focusing on school practices reflecting national education system. Aimed to ensure that all students in UNESCO ASPnet schools are provided with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to promote global citizenship, this workshop also shared best practices in Indonesia and Korea by Mr. Samto, a participant of the 2nd Global Capacity-Building Workshop on GCED, who is in charge of teacher training at Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture, and the 3rd Batch of GCED National Lead Teachers, Ms. Sangjeong Kim and Ms. Hyehee Kim.
This workshop was facilitated in the participatory format through presentations, group works and activities to help participants deepening their understanding on GCED as well as internalize its concepts to develop action plans respective to their own educational contexts. As parts of the workshop, Dr. Ir Hendarman, Head of Analysis & Policy Synchronization, Ministry of Education and Culture, introduced Indonesian education policies and promised to support programmes on GCED, and Dr. Arief Rachman, Executive Chairman of Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO provided a special lecture on introduction to GCED and GCED practices in school. During the workshop, participants worked in groups to share their best practices and at the end, established detailed action plans to be implemented in the primary and secondary schools. As the final programme, they were invited to the Indonesia Teachers’ Day ceremony organized by the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture.
Ms. Hasnah Gasim, Indonesian UNESCO ASPnet School coordinator expressed her gratitude to APCEIU and the workshop participants, and requested continuous support for future cooperation as follow-ups on this opportunity. She mentioned that “As a partner of GCED, we look forward to working together with educators in Indonesia to enhance GCED through diverse opportunities and will actively support their participation in APCEIU programmes.”