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1 The Construction of a Global Curriculum Global Learning Realities: the Austrian case study Franz Halbartschlager, Südwind Agentur Senigallia, 6th September 2013

2 Content (1) Short introduction (Südwind) (2) Part 1: Global Education in Austria (3) Part 2: : a good practice case study

3 Global Education in Austria the conceptual roots POLITICAL Education Openess to the world and understanding of the existential problems of mankind DEVELOPMENT Education Establishing Third World issues PEACE Education Guiding principle of global justice ENVIRONMENTAL Education Ecological crisis and global sustainability INTERCULTURAL Learning Towards multiculturalism in a world society HUMAN RIGHTS Education Inseparabel and comprehensive definition of Human Rights ECUMENICAL and INTER-RELIGIOUS Education The competency for dialogue between the reglions

4 Global Education in Austria the discourse Conceptual approaches A pedagocial answer to globalisation? Towards Sustainabel Development through Global Education? A field of pedagocial action for developing competencies

5 Global Education in Austria the discourse International impulses Seminars and Conferences Muttenz (CH) 1993, Bonn (D) 2000, Maastricht (NL) 2002, London (UK) 2003 ( ), Oulu (FI) 2011, Lisbon, The Hague (2012) Global Education in Europe North-South Centre of the Council of Europe GENE Global Education Network Europe Impulse from the Anglo-Saxon Region Global Citizenship Education Contributions from German-speaking Countries Forum School for One World (CH) Klaus Seitz, Annette Scheunpflug, Gregor Lang-Wojtasik

6 Global Education in Austria working areas and activities Formal Education: Schools Seminars and training courses for teachers, material development, guest speakers, project days, workshops, exhibitions Youth Work Exchange trips and participation in projects abroad, cultural and information events, participation in campaigns Adult Education Lectures and debates, study circles, theatre workshops, tourist activities, cultural events

7 Global Education in Austria the main actors Funders Austrian Development Agency (MFA) Ministry of Education (MoE) European Commission Civil Society Actors Südwind, BAOBAB, Welthäuser, KommEnt, AAI, Interkulturelles Zentrum, VIDC Schools and School related Insitutions Global Education Primary Schools e.g. University of Vienna teachers education Pedagogical Highschools

8 Global Education in Austria Global Learning Strategy Group represented are: Ministry of Education (International Affairs and Political Education) Austrian Development Agency (MFA) University of Vienna (Educational Faculty) Pedagogical Highschool Salzburg KommEnt (Society of Communication and Development) Südwind Agentur (NGDO) Welthaus (NGDO) Baobab Global Education Resource Centre (NDGO) Society for Citizenship Education (NDGO) Principal of a Secondary School in Vienna (School)

9 Global Education in Austria Global Learning Strategy Group regular meetings and consultations activities Global Education Flyer GE Concept Reflection PEER Review (2006) Global Learning Strategy

10 Global Education in Austria Global Learning Strategy aims are: structural strengthening of Global Education in the Formal Education System expansion of academic research and conceptual development strengthening Global Education in Non-formal Education Establishing Global Education with various stakeholders in society -

11 the facts Pilotproject simultaneously in 5 countries in 40 schools: Austria (10 schools) Benin (5 schools) Brazil (5 schools) Czech Republic (10 schools) United Kingdom (10 schools) for a curriculum based systematic implementation of Global Learning in school realities started 2010

12 the goals to support and encourage the practice of Global Education in systematic and holistic ways (methods and themes) in different subjects to increase the profile of Global Education in schools

13 strategy I: curricula level using the possibilities given by the existing curricula: Analyzing the school curricula by highlighting and commenting the best links to integrate Global Education Working out 8 subject crossing Global Education key concepts Diversity, Conflict Resolution, Global Citizenship, Human Rights, Interdependence, Social Justice, Sustainable Development, Values and Perceptions Challenging: combining the key concepts and subjects

14 strategy II: supporting teachers Teachers are the key actors in implementing Global Education Continously providing them with expertise on Global Education Teacher trainings, team teaching, study visits and material

15 strategy III: evaluation level Evaluation and documentation of experiences: to originate the Global Curriculum Model and sustainability

16 schools in Austria School types 3 Primary Schools (Vienna) 1 Secondary level 1 school (Vienna) 4 Secondary level 1 and level 2 schools (2 Vienna, 2 Tyrol) 1 Secondary level 2 school (Vienna) 1 VET school (Tyrol)

17 What the schools do? Agreement by the headmaster and school partners Nomination of school teams: 1 school coordinator + a team of at least 5 teachers (from different subjects) Regular meetings for planning and reflection about successes and difficulties Regular participation on further education sessions To realize Global Education in daily lessons and projects To provide material within the project Supporting the dissemination and evaluation process

18 school supporting NGO experts in Global Education are supporting the schools in the process: Comprehensive Global Education material package for each school Lesson planning and team teachings Trainings (SCHILF) Preparing Global Education school projects Study visits to Great Britain (2010) and Benin (2011) for teachers Budget for schools (teachers, external experts)

19 Study visits/international exchange 2010: United Kingdom 2011: Benin

20 some activities SCHILFs and workshops for teachers School visits Team teachings

21 website

22 results Engagement, commitment and process in the pilot schools (school network) Commented curricula (Global Education) Lesson plans and teaching units Website: Handbook (good practice lessons) Exhibition (good practice projects)

23 Thank you for your attention! Further questions: Mag. Dr. Franz Halbartschlager Südwind Agentur Laudongasse 40, 1080 Wien Tel.: +43 (0)

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