In a shrinking, more connected world where we all face common challenges, such as those posed by economic recessions, conflicts or climate change, Global Education has become increasingly important.
Global Education has been defined by the Council of Europe as, “education that opens people’s eyes and minds to the realities of the globalised world and awakens them to bring about a world of greater justice, equity and Human Rights for all” (Council of Europe, 2002) and is a concept that has been in development since the end of the second world war.
In the 21st Century, global education has become a catch-all phrase that includes concepts such as Global Competence, Intercultural Competence, Global Citizenship, 21st Century Skills, Decolonisation, Multicultural Competence, Sustainable Education, Global Fluency, Cultural Intelligence, Intercultural Sensitivity and the like.
This RDC conducts and disseminates research in the field of Global Education (and its various formulations), we share good practice, develop and carry out projects and support the development of Global Education in Teacher Education.
Global Competence in Teacher Education
The GCTE project is an European funded project, led by the University of Hull (UK) with collaborative partners from Belgium, Finland, Greece, Italy and the USA. As part of the project we are involving other teacher educators, teachers, trainee teachers and non-formal educators from around the world and invite you to contact us to see how you can get involved.
You can find out more about the project here:
or contact the RDC Chair, Dr Sarah-Louise Jones (details opposite).
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University of Hull
Merce Gisbert Cervera
University Rovira i Virgili
Virginia Larraz Rada