What is global education?
Global education is a creative approach of bringing about change in our society.
Global education is an active learning process based on the universal values of tolerance, solidarity, equality, justice, inclusion, co-operation and non-violence.
Global education begins with raising awareness of global challenges such as poverty or the inequailites caused by the uneven distribution of resources, environmental degradation, violent conflicts or human rights, thus creating deeper understanding of the complexity of the underlying causes. It aims to change people‘s attitudes by them reflecting on their own roles in the world. Global education motivates and empowers people to become active, responsible global citizens.
Global education addresses topics such as:
- global justice
- human rights
- intercultural communication
Global education applies methodological approaches that are:
- partnership-based: the educator is not a teacher who transmits knowledge or skills, but is a learner as well it addresses, in the learning process, reflection (head), emotions (heart) and activity (hand)
Global education is based on values of:
- tolerance, solidarity, fairness and justice, empathy, equality
- responsibility, co-operation, non-violence
- inclusion, diversity
See GLEN’s stated values and principles in detail.
Global education is a process, which
- begins with raising awareness of certain problems
- then creates a deeper understanding of the complex underlying issues
- encourages people to reflect on their own role in the problem, and therefore
- change their attitudes and behaviour
- motivates and empowers people to become active in a responsible way
Involvement and action in global education is the essence of GLEN.
By offering a multipliers training cycle, GLEN provides young people with first hand intercultural experience as well as skills and knowledge for global education activities.
More introductory information about the concept of Global Education in GLEN and the process of developing and evaluation GE activities can be found in the