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Introduction to Week 2

Introduction to Week 2 of the Global Education for Teachers MOOC.
As we discussed last week, a range of different perspectives on Global Education can be found within policy and practise. We also started to explore the different ways in which global education might be interpreted, depending on educators, contexts, and perspectives. This can also be reflected in the range of terms and understandings, which teachers use in their practise. While particular terms and perspectives might be more commonly used in some contexts and settings, others may be more frequently found elsewhere. This week, we will hear from teachers and researchers about their own views and experiences of this and give you an opportunity to reflect on your own.
Despite this diversity of perspectives, these terms do share a number of core elements and approaches, which we will also explore during this week of the course. Once we’ve identified these, we will then be able to look at how they might be applied in practise. That will be the focus of week 3.

In this video your Lead Educators will introduce Week 2 of the course and the areas of global education we will be exploring through each of its activities.

As we’ve seen, heard, and read, there are a range of different perspectives inherent to global education policy and practice. This week we will hear from teachers and researchers as they discuss how they see and experience global education, whilst giving you an opportunity to reflect on your own views. We will focus on:

  • Research perspectives and the terms derived from research
  • The key elements of global education, including knowledge and understanding, skills, values, and action
  • Use of these elements within teaching practice, including critical, active, and participatory approaches to pedagogy.

Once we have identified and reflected upon these points we will be able to look at how they might be applied in practice, which is the focus of Week 3.

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