Building a World of Justice and Solidarity:
Global Education in the School System

LISBON 2018 International Conference

Workshop 

A1. Integrating Global Education into national curricula

National curricula are a vital and complex part of the school system the core of learning. In recent decades Global Education has moved from the margins to the mainstream of curriculum change processes in some European countries. Integration of Global Education into curricula and within the process of curriculum reform and change provides many possibilities while it raises many challenging questions. This workshop will give participants the chance to share experiences of integration of Global Education in the national curricula and discuss challenges encountered in these processes. Some of the challenges may be, for instance, at the level of national curriculum priorities (Does it focus on students as individuals or as members of communities? Does it focus on the development of schools, or whole societies?); or at content level (what concepts should be considered and why? what should be the relation to other curricula subjects?); and at process level (should it be done within the framework of a general or a partial reform or should it be added to existing curriculum? Should it be mandatory or optional, cross-curricular or part of a specific school subject?). These and/or other questions will be explored in this workshop based on the experience of speakers and participants.

Speakers:
Maria José Neves
Maria José Neves

Portugal | Ministry of Education

Satu Elo
Satu Elo

Finland | EDUFI - Finnish National Agency for Education

Facilitators:
Christine Carabain
Christine Carabain

The Netherlands | The Netherlands Institute for Social Research

Teresa Ferreira
Teresa Ferreira

Portugal | Freelancer

Rapporteur:
Joan Cortinas Muñoz
Joan Cortinas Muñoz

France | École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris

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