ICHEI Participated in the 4th International Conference on GCED: Platform on Pedagogy and PracticeSeptember 6, 2019
Co-organized by the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding under the auspices of UNESCO (APCEIU), the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, the 4th International Conference on GCED: Platform on Pedagogy and Practice was held on 3-4 September 2019 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Ms. Sherry Duan, Programme Officer was invited to participate in this event on behalf of ICHEI. This year’s theme, focusing on ‘Reconciliation, Peace, and Global Citizenship Education’, has managed to demonstrate GCED’s unique potential in relation to reconciliation and solidarity, and can be fully harnessed through transformative pedagogy, policy, curriculum and teacher training. More than 1000 policy makers, educators, experts from academia, international organizations, and NGOs participated. Ms. YOO Eun-Hae, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education of Korea; Ms. Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education of UNESCO, Mr. Nihal Ranasinghe, Secretary of Ministry of Education of Sri Lanka attended and delivered addresses at the opening ceremony.
On the morning of September 4th, ICHEI participated in the breakfast meeting with representatives from other Education Category 2 centres of UNESCO. Ms. Sherry Duan reported on the ongoing work of ICHEI in 2019, and expressed ICHEI’s wishes to strengthen communications and collaborations with other centres in the future.
APCEIU has organized annual international conferences on the topic of GCED since 2016. Previous years’ topics include ‘GCED for SDGs: From Commitment to Action,’ ‘In Pursuit of GCED in a Challenging Environment,’ and ‘GCED in Every Corner of the World: Local-Contextualization of GCED.’