Past Event
1st International Conference on GCED

24-25 October 2016, Seoul, Republic of Korea

08:00 – 09:30


09:30 – 10:00

Opening Ceremony

[Opening Ceremony]
• Joon Sik Lee (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Republic of Korea)
• Utak Chung (Director, APCEIU)
• Jeongdo Hong (CEO, JoongAng Ilbo, Republic of Korea)
• Soo-Hyang Choi (Director, Division for Inclusion, Peace and Sustainable Development, UNESCO)
10:00 – 10:30

Press Conference and Break

[Press Conference and Break]
10:30 – 12:00

GCED for Sustainable and Peaceful Societies

[GCED for Sustainable and Peaceful Societies]
The Keynote Session will be in the form of a panel talk among education policy makers. Each speaker will explain the status quo of GCED and other educational policies in their respective countries and share their views and expectations for the future of GCED. They will also discuss ways for partnership on various levels.

Moderator: Seung-ll Na (Professor, Seoul National Univ.)
• Se Yeon Kim (Member of National Assembly of the Republic of Korea)
• H.E. Gerhard Sabathil (Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea)
• Soo-Hyang Choi (Director, Division for Inclusion, Peace and Sustainable Development, UNESCO)
12:00 – 13:30

Lunch & GCED Exhibition

[Lunch & GCED Exhibition]
13:30 – 15:00

Panel Discussion: What does it mean to be a global citizen?

[Panel Discussion: What does it mean to be a global citizen?]
Representatives from various fields will be participating in a panel discussion to share their ideas on global citizenship. They will share their thoughts about what it means to be a global citizen and how to act as a global citizen in their respective fields. Speakers will also be discussing why they think global citizenship education is necessary and the features of GCED they think to be most important and essential.

Moderator: Kazuhiro Yoshida (Professor & Director, Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education, Hiroshima University)
• Albert John Saka (Teacher, Ministry of Education Science and Technology, Malawi)
• Braulio Guemez (Student, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM))
• Sujan Shakya (Former member of the Non-Summit (TV Talk Show))
• Jay R. Lee (Corporate and Government Affairs Manager in Korea, Intel Asia Pacific & Japan)
15:00 – 15:30


15:30 – 17:00

Concurrent Workshop Session I: Actors of GCED

[Concurrent Workshop Session I: Actors of GCED]
The first concurrent session is centered on the theme ‘Actors of GCED’. In the three sessions, three key actors that are implementing GCED – schools, teachers and youth – will be sharing their best practices of GCED. Participants will be able to gain practical insights from these case studies.

- 1A: Innovative Teacher Education Approaches to GCED
Moderator: Stoyan Bantchev (Chief, Participation Programme and Fellowships Section, Sector for External Relations and Public Information, UNESCO)
• Case 1: Tamba Ngom (National Pedagogic Coordinator in English Language Training, Senegal Ministry of Education)
• Case 2: Eretia Monite (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Kiribati)
• Case 3: Min-Kyung Kim (GCED Lead Teacher, Cheongryang Elementary School)
• Case 4: Kanphika Wangprem (Bansratoey School, Suphanburi, Thailand)

- 1B: Whole-school Approaches to GCED
Moderator: Makoto Kobayashi (Professor, Tamagawa University, Japan)
• Yeshi Dorji (Teacher in English & History, Dungtse Central School, Bhutan)
• Himanshu Sharma (Principal, Him Academy Public School, Hamirpur, India)
• Jongbok Seon (Principal, Yeouido Middle School)

- 1C: Engagement of Youth as Change Makers
Moderator: Anusheh Bakht Aziz (Youth Advocacy Group, United Nations Global Education First Initiative, Pakistan)
• I Wayan Alit Sudarsana (President, Little Circle Foundation, Indonesia)
• Abdelrahman Majed Lutfi Jarour (UNV Social Media Assistant, UNDP Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (PAPP))
• Ling Li & Tongtong Su (Jilin University, Participants of the CJK Youth Forum)

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