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Would you like to know more about Global Education concept, methodologies, and self-learning assessment?


Global Education is a pedagogical approach that privileges a better understanding of world issues and makes the connection between local and global realities, triggering empathy and openness to other cultures, beliefs, worldviews, and practices.

Through a learner centred approach, fostering multiple perspectives and the deconstruction of stereotypes, Global Education inspires critical awareness of global challenges and engagement for sustainable lifestyles.

The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe is pleased to provide a new online self-eLearning course for all to take action towards more fair and sustainable societies and economic patterns.

This course, designed for educators and policy makers, but open to everyone, offers presentations, interactive information, videos, podcasts, reflective exercises and self-learning assessment tools divided into four thematic modules providing the knowledge and competences needed to best implement Global Education and inspire people to become active agents of global change!


 Module 1 - Initial introduction to Global Education in meaning and value.
 Module 2 - Global Education in Practice.
 Module 3 - The Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture.
 Module 4 - Learning through Global Education in different contexts.




You need to create a user account on HELP platform. Each module is estimated to be completed in 60 minutes. The finalisation of the four modules offers a certificate delivered by the Council of Europe.


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The first edtition of the Tutored Online Training Course on Global Education and Media, took place from the 18 of April to the 13 of May 2022.

The training course aims to provide new skills and competences on Global Education, Media Literacy and Digital Citizen Education.

It targets formal and non-formal young educators, youth multipliers, as well as professionals from communication sector and policymakers to:

reflect on Global Education, its concept, principles, and methodology;

explore the concept of Media Literacy, its link with Global Education and its impact on society;

develop specific competences focused on Media Literacy and Global Education for practitioners;

promote networking among participants involved in global awareness-raising or educational actions.

The conceptual and methodological framework of the course is based on the Global Education Guidelines. Following a non-formal learning approach, working methods includes different kinds of pedagogical supports, activities and exercises adapted to the participants’ needs.

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Theses onlines courses are supported by Ilegend: a Joint programme of the European Union and the Council of Europe: co-funded by the European Union in the Framework of DEAR Programme and the Council of Europe.


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