International Steering Team

Why is Global Learning important?
Global political, social, economic, cultural and ecological developments have a strong impact on our daily lives. They lead to a change of views of the world and give a rise to new ways of life. Additionally, these global developments make contacts and multifaceted experiences available, however the complexity of this kind of relationships, to some extent, can cause uncertainty and self-defense  
Assuming that, Global Education plays a critical role, especially, in schools it imparts knowledge, competence and values and enables orientation within changing personal living conditions. Recognizing that our living conditions are globally interconnected helps us to lead a responsible life and to participate actively.

What is Global Learning?
Global Learning imparts knowledge about the world, informs about world wide interrelation and encourages to act responsible in terms of a global sustainable development.

Global Learning
brings forward personal development and social learning in a global framework.

Global Learning is a pedagogical concept, which includes issues of development policy -, sustainable development- , human rights- and peace- education as well as intercultural and interreligious learning.

How can Global Learning succeed?
Global Learning responds thematically to the common experience of learners (such as common products and their global relation, media)

Global Learning is based on a variety of methods (such as simulations, discussions, team- and project work, games, research, use of media)

Global Learning necessitates wide range conditions within the teaching and learning process (living democracy, open learning, interdisciplinary learning, appreciation of different views)


Interdependence or Death

The motto of professor Jose Pacheco, from Portugal, founder of the famous Escola da Ponte paraphrases the famous "Independence or Death" assigned to the emperor Dom Pedro I when he proclaimed Brazil's independence in 1822, and will surely resonate for a long time in the hearts and minds of the more than120 participants of the Global Seminar Curriculum: Rio + 20 Goes to School, held at the State School Julia Pantoja on Saturday, June 16, 2012.

Footbal for Development

Workshops for schools

Throughout the month of June, ARPOK provided innovative workshops to the schools participating in the Global Curriculum Project. Pupils and teachers had the chance to experience global education beyond the classroom. They were introduced to the pedagogical power of sports and more specifically football in delivering global education. Pavel Zwak and Ansley Hofmann led different workshops on the topic “Football and Development”.

Exhibition "Three continents - many living environments"

Global education in the WMS Leipzigerplatz

The exhibition to experience in the middle school is open since Wednesday. What's so special about it? Students guide visitors through the two hour exhibition from Guatemala via Uganda to Sri Lanka.

A primary school full of artists

Global education in the GEPS Marktgasse

On Friday the auditorium of the primary school Marktgasse was changed into a "showroom". A whole year students and teachers were creative in different art projects on several topics. And the results are impressive! For that reason parents and interested parties have been invited to marvel at the work of the little artists at a real vernissage.

Sculpture workshop

Global Education in the GEPS Marktgasse

Two students each from class 1 till 4 attended an art workshop with Reinhard Herrmann. Together they're creating a "divers" sculpture.

Ce projet est mené avec l’appui de l’Union Européenne. Les contenus de celui-ci sont la seule responsabilité des organisations de mise en œuvre et ne peuvent en aucun cas être considérés comme reflétant l’opinion de l’Union Européenne.

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