Global Education: The Intercultural Dimension (online course)
This global education online learning course is designed for education practitioners, social workers, civil society, youth activists, as well as policy and decision makers, local authorities and intercultural cities. .
Please be aware that the course announced on this website regards an online learning course and does not involve any travelling. However, in order to participate, you need to have regular access to the Internet.
The course has been designed to complement the Global Education Guidelines, a pedagogical tool for educators and policy makers to understand and implement Global Education, and share with a wider audience concepts and approaches promoted by the North-South Centre’s Global Education programme.
This second online learning course, under the title "Global Education - The Intercultural Dimension", provides an overview on why intercultural education is relevant and needed, what it means in theory and practice and how it can be improved in relation to the context of a globalised world, the local needs, its contents and methodology.
This course explores the ways of addressing the issues in theory and practice, reflecting on the ideal state considering the evidence from the reality, and developing new ways of understanding and promoting human rights education in the contexts of the participants.
The specific contents include:
Introduction to the intercultural dimension of global education
Reflecting on the needs for intercultural global education
Reviewed concepts approaches to intercultural global education
Understanding of existing intercultural education in practice
Dilemmas and challenges in policy development towards intercultural education
Development of strategies for intercultural political education
Rights-based approaches to social and political action
Specific aims of the course
To offer a platform to reflect on the role of intercultural education and the challenges posed by the local context in a globalised world
To reflect on the concepts and approaches related to global education and its intercultural dimension
To develop a better understanding of intercultural education, intercultural learning and intercultural competences
To review and strengthen the existing policy approaches to ensuring quality standards and recognition of intercultural education
To strengthen the intercultural dialogue as part of political education
To connect local and international practitioners and other relevant actors in the field
To strengthen the network of global, human rights and intercultural education practitioners
The course in general is targeted at people working in or with intercultural learning and education, either as part of international organisations, national educational institutions or those working for national and local civil society organisations, policy makers, local authorities and intercultural cities. The course also welcomes students with a special interest in the topic.
Please note that all participants should:
be in command of the English language;
be able to spend a minimum of 10 hours per week (every week) on course work;
have basic ICT skills and a minimum of internet access.
The course has been developed in partnership between the North South Centre (NSC) and The Network University.
North-South Centre's mandate is to provide a framework for North-South co-operation to increase public awareness of global interdependence issues and promote policies of solidarity in conformity with the aims and principles of the Council of Europe: respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
The Network University (TNU) facilitates innovative learning and capacity building for a global network of professionals, students, non-profit organizations, agencies and networks, specializing in creating e-tools for education and networking in the field of development.
The North South Centre will provide scholarships of 400 euro, corresponding to the course value. The scholarships will be granted to selected applications on the basis of quality of the application.
Please be aware that an application should consist of the online form and the word document.
For more information please go to the application page.
The next course will be offered from 10 November to 7 December, 2014 and registration for this course is now open. For more information please go to the application page.
Next Course date: 23 March- 17 April 2015
Application process open: 16 February
Deadline for application: 15 March
Course date: 17 August - 11 September 2015
Application process open: 6 July
Deadline for application: 9 August
If you would like more information do not hesitate to contact one of the course tutors at hre (at) netuni.nl.