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

LISBON 2018 International Conference

Workshop 

B2. Initial Teacher Education in Global Education

International research is clear – teacher learning and collaboration are at the heart of the quality of a national education system and of educational change. Key for the integration of Global Education in the formal education system is to have teachers prepared, confident and empowered, teachers who are capable of thinking and acting as citizens committed to justice and solidarity, and who have the skills and the resources and materials available to engage their students in global learning. Meanwhile, in some European countries education systems, Global Education strategists have moved from strengthening the education of individuals to a systematic inclusion of Global Education as a central element of Initial Teacher Education (ITE). Questions abound: how to deal with the need of including in teacher’s education not only new contents but also, at the same time, appropriate methodologies? What were the strategies and methodologies followed in different cases? How to move from the few to the many? This workshop will highlight practices in ITE in Global Education, bringing together participants with different experiences to discuss challenges and share strategies on teachers training on Global Education.

Speakers:
Catherine Byrne
Catherine Byrne

Ireland | DICE - Development and Intercultural Education in Initial Teacher Education

Inga Belousa
Inga Belousa

Latvia | LAPAS - Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation

Facilitators:
Saša Kregar
Saša Kregar

Slovenia | National Education Institute

Mark Fonseca Rendeiro
Mark Fonseca Rendeiro

The Netherlands | Citizen Reporter

Rapporteur:
Lucy Gray
Lucy Gray

USA | Global Education Conference Network

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