UNESCO Seminar: Global Citizenship Education

22 May 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Aronui Lecture Theatre, Royal Society Te Apārangi, 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington 6011
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What: Free evening seminar
When: Monday 22 May, 5.30-7pm (all welcome from 5pm)
Where: Aronui Lecture Theatre, Royal Society Te Apārangi, 11 Turnbull Street,
Thorndon, Wellington
RSVP: marielle.hawkes@education.govt.nz by 19 May
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

 

What is global citizenship education? How can we teach it in the classroom? And how
do we encourage New Zealanders from all walks of life and at all ages to become
responsible and active global citizens?

UNESCO is the lead agency for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 4 –
Quality Education, which aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and
promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. This includes Goal 4.7, i.e. ‘By 2030,
ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote
sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality,
promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation
of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development’.

This seminar is an opportunity to consider Goal 4.7 from multiple perspectives and gain
insights from three individuals who are passionate about helping people become
engaged global citizens.