1st International Conference on GCED

24-25 October 2016, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Day 1

08:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 ~ 10:00 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
10:30 ~ 12:00 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.)
  • Panelists:
  • 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
13:30 ~ 15:00 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)
  • Panelists:
  • 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 Break
15:30 ~ 17:00 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)
  • Speakers:
  • 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)
  • Speakers:
  • 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)
  • Speakers:
  • 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)

Day 2

08:30 ~ 09:00 Registration
09:00 ~ 10:30 GCED Talks: Learning to Live Together

The GCED Talks, inspired by the popular TED Talks will host influential people in our society to share their ideas about living together. The presenters will share stories about their lives, their views about the world and tell how they act as global citizens through their work and in their daily lives.

  • Moderator: Sang Yule Kim (Professor, Sookmyung Women’s University)
  • Speakers:
  • Young-suk YS Chi (Chairman, Elsevier)
  • Rediet Kefale (Campaign Coordinator, Yellow Movement)
  • Seth Leighton (CEO, Co-founder, Envoys)
  • Youn-yeong Lee (Indigo Sowon (a humanities bookstore for youth))
10:30 ~ 11:00 Break
  • Side Events
  • GCED Youth Network Launching Ceremony
  • EIU Best Practices Award Ceremony
11:00 ~ 12:30 Concurrent Session II: Practice and Pedagogy by Key Themes of GCED

With the increase of violence and terror around the world, the importance of global citizenship education and building a culture of peace is increasing day by day. Four themes that are pivotal pillars in GCED will be discussed. This session will be an active, participant-oriented session.

  • 2A : Building a Culture of Peace
  • Speaker:
  • Swee-Hin Toh (Emeritus Professor, Univ. of Alberta)
  • 2B : Respect for Cultural Diversity
  • Wei Meng Foo (Arts Ed, Malaysia)
  • Eun Ju Kim (GCED Lead Teacher, Daejeon Sintanjin Elementary School)
  • 2C : Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE)
  • Hegazi Yaseen Idris Ibrahim (Regional Programme Specialist, UNESCO Office in Beirut)
  • Rafiullah Kakar (Assistant Research Officer, Commonwealth Secretariat)
  • Hamdi Qenawi (Senior Program Manager, Plan International Egypt)
  • 2D : Sustainable Development (Human Rights)
  • Anselmo Lee (Executive Director, Korea Human Rights Foundation)
  • Jeff Plantilla (Chief Researcher, HURIGHTS Osaka)
12:30 ~ 14:00 Lunch & GCED Exhibition
14:00 ~ 15:30 Concurrent Session III: Learning Process and Assessment

The last concurrent session features sessions that are related with the actual implementation of GCED. Sessions will cover designing, planning, teaching, and assessing the GCED classes. Participants will be able to gain practical know-hows and receive advice on many questions they had related to teaching GCED.

  • 3A : Integration of GCED into Curriculum
  • Speakers:
  • Nan Sim Cho (Former Vice President, Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation)
  • Sarom Mok (Deputy Director General, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia)
  • Samya Abu Hamad (Center for Educational Research and Development, Lebanon)
  • Jae-Jun Park (GCED Lead Teacher, Seoul Gongyeon Elementary School)
  • 3B : GCED in Higher Education
  • Moderator: Ee-gyeong Kim (Professor, Chung-Ang University)
  • Speakers:
  • Yunkyung Cha (Professor, Hanyang University)
  • Tim Beasley-Murray (Academic Director for UCL’s Global Citizenship Programme, Senior Lecturer, University College London, UK)
  • Athapol Anunthavorasakul (Professor & Director of ESD Center, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
  • 3C : Assessing Learning Outcomes of GCED
  • Moderator: Cecilia Barbieri (Senior Education Specialist, UNESCO Santiago office)
  • Speakers:
  • Jasodhara Bhattacharya (Director of Global Strategy, Think Equal)
  • Asmah Ahmad (Programme Officer II, SEAMEO Secretariat)
  • Chinwon Ryu (GCED Lead Teacher, Ganjaeul Middle School)
  • 3D : Transformative Pedagogies for GCED
  • Lea Espallardo (PETA, Philippines)
15:30 ~ 16:00 Break
16:00 ~ 17:00 Closing Session: Way Forward: Building Sustainable Solidarity

In Closing Session, wrapping up the Conference, the speakers will propose the ways to build sustainable partnership in advancing and mainstreaming GCED across the generations and regions.

  • Speakers:
  • Soo-Hyang Choi (Director, Division for Inclusion, Peace and Sustainable Development, UNESCO)
  • Utak Chung (Director, APCEIU)

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