Global Citizenship Education: Topics and learning objectives

UNESCO has just launched its new publication on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) titled Global Citizenship Education: Topics and Learning Objectives. This is the first pedagogical guidance on GCED produced by UNESCO in an effort to help Member States integrate GCED in their education systems, formal and non-formal.

The guidance, presented during the World Education Forum 2015, suggests ways of translating GCED concepts into age-specific topics and learning objectives based on the three domains of learning – cognitive, socio-emotional and behavioural. It also presents examples of existing practices and implementation approaches in various countries. This pedagogical guidance can be adapted and implemented in an easy and flexible manner in any given context. It will be particularly useful for educators, curriculum developers, trainers as well as policy-makers but also other education stakeholders working in non-formal and informal settings.

The guidance was developed in consultation with experts on GCED from different parts of the world and it was field tested in selected Member States and various stakeholders including teachers, learners and ministry officials in all regions to ensure that the content is relevant and appropriate in various geographical and cultural contexts.  

This publication was produced with technical and financial support from the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), a UNESCO Category 2 Centre. 

The publication in English is available here .

The French version will soon be available / La version française sera bientôt disponible.