Fostering cultural awareness through global education

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Course details

This course will guide you through the dynamic intersections of global citizenship, cultural understanding, and educational practices. Recognising the significance of cultural awareness in promoting inclusivity, reducing misunderstandings, and fostering positive relationships between individuals from diverse cultures, this course emphasises its essential integration into global education. Gain practical insights, engage in interactive discussions, and collaborate on projects that go beyond theory. By aligning your teaching with global education benchmarks, you'll not only elevate your approach but also contribute to a more interconnected and culturally aware world.

The course is offered by the European School Education Platform. Visit our website for more information.

Duration and workload

Start date: Monday, 26 February 2024

End date: Wednesday, 13 March 2024

Duration: 2 weeks

Workload: 8-10 hours

Course competences

The recipient of this certificate has demonstrated proficiency of the following competences according to the digital competence framework of the European Commission's SELFIE for TEACHERs tool:

  • Professional engagement – Professional collaboration to B1 level
  • Professional engagement – Professional learning through digital technologies to B1 level
  • Empowering learners – Actively engaging learners to B1 level

For more information about the competences and the proficiency levels see the SELFIE for TEACHERs toolkit

Target audience

The course is aimed at schoolteachers of all subjects and grade levels who are interested in helping their students become more culturally aware and globally competent.

Learning objectives

Overall, in this course you will:

  • Discover how to integrate concepts, principles, and competencies essential for navigating an interconnected world into teaching practices by engaging with the learning material and exchanging ideas with peers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to articulate the relationship between cultural heritage and cultural awareness, distinguishing their significance within the broader cultural landscape, by joining relevant discussions..
  • Explore diverse ideas and tools for addressing the topic of cultural awareness in a classroom setting through the lens of global education.
  • Design a learning activity that incorporates key concepts from the online course on cultural awareness.

Offered by

This content is offered by the European Commission. The European Commission is the European Union's politically independent executive arm. It is alone responsible for drawing up proposals for new European legislation, and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

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  1. How this course works
  2. Module 1 – Global education and global competence
  3. Module 2 – Cultural Heritage and Cultural Awareness
  4. Module 3 – Learning Through Global Education and Cultural Awareness in Different Contexts
  5. Module 4 – Final Activity