Global Citizenship Education

Global Citizenship Education (GCED) aims to empower learners to assume active roles to face and resolve global challenges and to become proactive contributors to a more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive and secure world.

It helps learners critically look at complex and interconnected global challenges.

GCED is not only taught in classrooms, it also occurs in non-formal education setting such as community education or through NGOs. GCED is for learners of all ages – children, young people and adults alike.


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Social Sciences Commissioner Materoa Dodd will speak as part of a roundtable discussion on Exploring Citizenship Education in the 21st century at SocCon 2017. Read more

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