Many European NGOs have developed educational good practices and methods to help teachers and institutions to include Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in school programs. Some Ministries of Education have formally recognised the value of GCE, while somewhere else GCE has spread and developed within schools, thanks to the efforts of single teachers.
Today most countries are experiencing an evolution in this field, also following the production of documents on such topic by UNESCO.
Among other initiatives, UNESCO promotes the integration of Global Citizenship Education in school subjects such as Civics, Social Studies, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Religious Education, Science, Music and Arts. An approach of this kind promotes collaboration among teachers – who can introduce GCE to their students from different yet linked perspectives.
This approach encourages teachers and students’ active participation and enriches the school curricula with the big issues of the global world becoming part of an integrated learning program spanning multiple subjects -.
Get up and goals! offers a solid support to teachers and schools willing to use GCE and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda as tools to modernise their educational and institutional practices.
The project is especially addressed to secondary schools and provides them with resources, textbooks, guides and assessment tools to study the SDGs through 4 main global issues: climate change, global migrations, gender inequalities, international inequalities.
The tools of of Get up and goals! are:
- A selection of relevant ideas (“Big ideas”) about each global issue. Teachers can select the contents for their students/future citizens to know by the end of the school cycle;
- Teaching and Learning Units (TLUs) about the 4 global issues to be included in the annual program of various school subjects;
- A global geo-history textbook produced by European researchers specialised in world history. The textbook describes the development of the universal human history and connects it to the 4 big “hot” issues of the projectevolution of the 4 “big issues” of the project. The textbook overcomes the usual national and Euro-centric approach and features an innovative set of educational maps. It can be used either as the main textbook or as a complementary one during history classes.
- A set of assessment and self-assessment tools to measure and monitor the progress of students and schools towards the implementation of GCE and the SDGs of the 2030 Agenda.
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