Day 1 (Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 19:00-21:30, (Seoul time, GMT+9))

What Are the Issues that GCED Should Address in Times of Pandemic?

Opening Address PARK Baeg-beom
Vice Minister of Education, Republic of Korea
Opening Address LEE Tae-ho
2nd Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
Congratulatory Address Stefania GIANNINI
Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
Welcoming Address LIM Hyun Mook
Director of Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU)
Keynote Speech 1 - Global Solidarity against All Forms of Systematic Discrimination, Exclusion and Phobia
Speaker Lynn DAVIES
Emeritus Professor of International Education, University of Birmingham & Co-Director, ConnectFutures
Keynote Speech 2 - Towards Sustainability: Implications of Pandemic and How to Create the Future We All Want
Speaker CHOE Jae
Distinguished Chair Professor, Ewha Womans University
Session 1 - Rethinking GCED in a Time of ‘Multiple Pandemics’: Key Issues and Challenges + See more
Panelists Divina FRAU-MEIGS
Professor, Sorbonne Nouvelle University & UNESCO Chair “Savoir Devenir in digital development : mastering information cultures”
  Kerstin FORSBERG
Founder & Director, Planeta Océano
  Antonia WULFF
Coordinator, Education International
  Yonas ADAYE
Professor, Addis Ababa University
Moderator HAN Kyung-Koo
Professor, Seoul National University

Day 2 (Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 14:50-18:20, (Seoul time, GMT+9))

Roles of GCED in Times of Crisis and Beyond

Introduction to the Day 2
Session 2 - Education for Anti-Discrimination and Social Justice + See more
Special Talk 1 : Transforming a crisis into an educational opportunity : Critical reflection on discrimination and inequality in our own society (Korean Case)
Speakers KIM Ji Hye
Professor, Gangneung-Wonju National University
  BAE Sung Ho
Teacher, Songjoong Elementary School
Moderator KIM Ee-gyeong
Professor, Chung-Ang University
Special Talk 2 : No story left behind - Storytelling and Social Justice
Speakers Dylan WRAY
Executive Director, Shikaya
Senior Associate, Facing History and Ourselves
Discussion / Q&A
Session Moderator Kevin KESTER
Assistant Professor of Comparative International Education and Peace / Development Studies, Department of Education, Seoul National University
Session 3 - Transformative Engagement and Education for Sustainable Development + See more
Panelists Akpezi OGBUIGWE
Founder, Anpez Centre for Environment and Development, Nigeria
  Curmira GULSTON
ESD Youth Leader, Trinidad and Tobago
Ambassadors of Citizen Expression
Young Ambassador, Vers Demain
  Rudolf Moubarak
UNESCO Associated School, Lebanon
Moderator BYUN Won Jung
Session 4 - GCED for / through Media & Information Literacy (MIL) + See more
Special Lecture - Title : Digital Citizenship Education for Global Citizens
Speaker Kelly MENDOZA
Director of Professional Development, Common Sense Education
Presentation - Becoming Actors of Our Relation to Information
Speaker Fabrice TEICHER
MIL / PVE Expert
Session Moderator YU Hyunjae
Professor, School of Communication, Sogang University

Day 3 (Thursday, 5 November 2020, 14:50-17:00, (Seoul time, GMT+9))

Fostering Solidarity for Peace, Justice and Sustainability

Introduction to the Day 3
Special Session - Virtual Expo : GCED in Action + See more
Closing - Roundtable : “Next Normal” We Make + See more
Panelists Vibeke JENSEN
Director, Division for Peace and Sustainable Development, Education Sector, UNESCO HQs
  H.E. Tamara Rastovac SIAMASHVILI
Ambassador, Permanent Delegation of Republic of Serbia to UNESCO / Group of Friends for Solidarity and Inclusion with GCED
  Hon. Zack KINUTHIA
Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Education, Kenya
  Carlos Alberto TORRES
Distinguished Professor and Director, Paulo Freire Institute, UCLA
Core Team, GCED Youth Network
  Gary SHAW
Senior Project Officer, Department of Education and Training, Victoria
Moderator LIM Hyun Mook
Director, APCEIU
  • The programme is subject to change, and will be updated continuously
  • Korean-English/English-Korean simultaneous interpretation

Rethinking GCED in a Time of ‘Multiple Pandemics’ : Key Issues and Challenges

The session addresses different forms of “pandemic” – the widely experienced social problems that have tended to spread around the world and/or that have been unravelled and/or magnified by the current pandemic - and articulate how the GCED can contribute to the tackling of such ‘multiple pandemics’. Professionals with a wide range of expertise will be invited to analyse the major issues and challenges GCED has to address in this time of crises.


Education for Anti-Discrimination and Social Justice

COVID-19 has emboldened the wall of pre-existing discrimination, inequality, and social injustice in our societies. Institutionalized or systematic discrimination as well as deeply-rooted bigotry have become salient and often aggravated due to our current pandemic crisis. There has been a greater demand for education for social justice. We will share some innovative practice cases of education for social justice, and through them, we would like to encourage educators to explore in their own contexts the possibility of transforming a crisis into an educational opportunity.


Transformative Engagement and Education for Sustainable Development

The destruction of the ecosystem is closely related to the increase in infectious diseases as well as other forms of injustice. With or without a pandemic, but particularly as we are going through the current crisis, collective action is necessary to raise the awareness of the climate change and ecological crisis and to actively participating in making differences so as to simultaneously ensure human security and ecological sustainability. This session will share insights and experiences on how to cultivate ecological sensitivity and raise environmental awareness and how education can contribute to such endeavours.


GCED for/through Media & Information Literacy (MIL)

As fake news and hate speech are much more prevalent in the time of a pandemic crisis, critical media and information literacy has become an essential competency for the 21st century. This session consists of experts’ presentations and hands-on activities addressing what kind of education is necessary for critical literacy in view of democratic communication, participatory digital citizenship, and transformative empowerment.


Online Introduction of GCED Activities and Outcomes

• Emerging Issues in Times of the Multiple Pandemics: The Korean Experience
• NISSEM Global Briefs 2020
• Research on the International Understanding and Cooperation in Education in the Post-Corona World
• GCED Curriculum Development & Integration


Roundtable : “Next Normal” We Make

By bringing together different actors of GCED such as policy makers from international & regional organizations as well as ministries of education, scholar-teacher educator, and youth, this final session of the Conference will envision the “Next Normal” we want to create together through this time of crisis and beyond.


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