Global Education Resources
Concepts and methodologies on Global Education for Educators and Policy Makers
The Global Education Guidelines (2008, updated versions in 2010 & 2012) strengthened the conceptual and methodological framework of global education.
Their main aim is to provide practitioners – from both the formal and non-formal education sectors – with general elements and competencies, which they can develop and adapt to their local context.
The Guidelines are available in the following languages:
- GLOBAL EDUCATION GUIDELINES
- GUIDE PRATIQUE SUR L’ÉDUCATION À LA CITOYENNETÉ MONDIALE
- PAUTAS PARA UNA EDUCACÍON GLOBAL
- GUIA PRÁTICO PARA A EDUCAÇÃO GLOBAL
- SMERNICE ZA GLOBALNO IZOBRAŽEVANJE
- LINEE GUIDA PER L’EDUCAZIONE INTERCULTURALE
- PRZEWODNIK PO EDUKACJI GLOBALNEJ
- LEITLINIEN GLOBALES LERNEN
- الدليل التطبيقي للتربية من أجل المواطنة العالمية
- ОСНОВНИ НАСОКИ ЗА ГЛОБАЛНО ОБРАЗОВАНИЕ
- SMJERNICE ZA GLOBALNO OBRAZOVANJE
- ΚΑΤΕΥΘΥΝΤΗΡΙΕΣ ΓΡΑΜΜΕΣ ΤΗΣ ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΑΣ ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΣΗΣ
- УПАТСВА ЗА ГЛОБАЛНО ОБРАЗОВАНИЕ
- UDHËZIME PËR EDUKIMIN GLOBAL
- 全球教育指南 供教育者理解和實施全球的行動手冊
- 全球教育指南 供教育者理解和实施全球的行动手册
- SMERNICE ZA GLOBALNO OBRAZOVANJE
- SMJERNICE ZA GLOBALNO OBRAZOVANJE
Council of Europe
COMPASS – Produced within the framework of the Human Rights Education Youth Programme of the Directorate of Youth and Sport of the Council of Europe, the programme aims to put human rights at the centre of youth work and thereby to contribute to bringing human rights education into the mainstream;
COMPASITO – Manual on Human Rights Education for Children;
Charter for All – Pedagogical resources on Democracy and Human Rights Education;
DOmino – Manual to use peer group education as a means to fight racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance. See also Alien 93, Youth organisation combatting racism and xenophobia;
Education Pack – Ideas, resources, methods and activities for informal intercultural education with young people and adults;
European Charter for a Democratic School without Violence – Upon the initiative of the Council of Europe, young people from across Europe have prepared the European Charter for Democratic Schools without Violence on the basis of the fundamental values and principles shared by all Europeans, in particular, those set forth in the Council of Europe’s Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms;
Gender Matters – Manual on gender-based violence affecting young people.
UN’s Role of Protection of Human Rights – Website of one of the main purposes of the United Nations. Can be projected in classrooms and explored by Educators to introduce to learners the Human Rights Education fundamental topics;
Sustainable Development Goals – built upon the success of the Millennium Development Goals Agenda that found its term in 2015. The Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) Agenda came into force in January 2016. In this Agenda is included the specific “Quality Education” Target (4.7) that encompasses the promotion of Global Education/Global Citizenship Education. On this regard you can also check UNESCO’s Education for Sustainable Development webpage;
Global Citizenship Education Programme – The promotion of Global Citizenship Education (GCED) is included in the SDGs as the Target 4.7., and the monitoring of its achievement was entrusted to UNESCO’s Education for 21st Century Programme and its assessment is made by the annual Global Education Monitoring Report (2016 edition);
International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022) – This particular initiative, promoted by UNESCO, corresponds to a vast amount of resources, available at its official website, destined to encourage the promotion of Intercultural Dialogue through Global Education. As mentioned in the website, this particular International Decade “(…) is to be understood as a commitment to for addressing this pressing need to take into account and clearly demonstrate new articulations between cultural diversity and universal values”. See also the Conceptual and Operational Framework on Intercultural Competences.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Global Forum on Development – It is an annual event, the OECD promotes, to discuss ways to optimize policies and achieve the UN’s Agenda 2030. Many documents produced on this topic are available for consultations on OECD’s website. In July 2016, a report was launched on a study for the Distance Measuring to the SDGs Targets. This was a study conducted using as reference a specific number of pilot-countries.
Amnesty International – Ideas for activities (example), and resources on the promotion of Human Rights Education. For instance, through this proposal of activity, you can invite an Amnesty speaker to your school for free workshops and lessons. On the following links, you have access to ideas and pedagogical resources for Primary Education, Secondary Education and Higher/Adult Education Levels;
Centre for Global Education – With the purpose of raising awareness on global issues, this Organization promotes events and training courses, and leave available a wide range of free resources on Global Education, both for the formal and the non-formal sectors of education;
Citizenship Foundation – Website for educators who work on Citizenship Education;
Christian Aid – Organization that promotes awareness-raising and participative Global Citizenship through a religious way of education;
European Federation for Intercultural Learning - EFIL, the European Federation for Intercultural Learning coordinates a thematic network of organisations, schools, and trainers who have a key role in promoting Global Education in Europe;
Global Dimension (Think Global) – Is an online platform with the aim to insert Global Education into the learning curricula. It helps teachers to bring the global issues into the classrooms for discussion, leaving available, for this purpose, a considerable amount of teaching material and suggestions for activities. Global Dimension is a member of the Think Global Network;
iEarn – Is an online platform that brings together around 30 000 schools and youth organizations. It promotes various projects in order to help teachers and students to adapt their classes accordingly with their needs. Here you can access the network and get in touch with their resources;
Insights from the Field (Peace Corps) – Guide for teachers designed to engage students in an inquiry about the world, themselves, and others as they focus on a culture other than their own. A performance task is available at the end of each Unit;
My Community, Our Earth (MyCOE) - This particular organization, created in 2002, in Johannesburg, “(…) encourages and promote youth engagement in using geographic tools and concepts to address sustainable development challenges in their communities”. The purpose is to build a geographically literate generation, able to use this knowledge in their everyday lives to bring about true sustainable development. All participants are eligible to receive a free resource kit, which contains software, maps, and educational materials about geography, GIS technology, and sustainable development;
Save the Children's Education Unit – Activities and projects of Save the Children’s Education Programme;
Think Global – Online network, that includes NGOs, Schools and around 12 000 individual educators, with the aim to promote global issues and enhance Global Education in Schools by working in collaboration with governmental authorities and research organizations. A free online library with learning resources on Global Education is available.