About the course
The course aims to prepare student teachers to address challenges related to global citizenship in their future classroom.
In the perspective of current and future challenges in European classrooms, this course will discuss two challenges related to global citizenship in education: (1) dealing with diversity in education and (2) inclusive education. The course will introduce the method of challenge-based learning as an engaging multidisciplinary approach to teaching and learning that encourages students to leverage the technology they use in their daily lives to solve challenges related to diversity and inclusive education.
The course starts with (1) an online pre-programme in which students are introduced to Global Citizenship in education. Subsequently, students from the same university engage in online group discussions about global citizenship challenges their educational system faces. They work out a group presentation about the educational system in their region and the challenges they face regarding global citizenship.
In a (2) second phase, students physically come together at Ghent University (22 - 26 April) and follow a 5-day on-site programme with a social and academic focus. During these 5 days, students try to gain insight into the concept of Global Citizenship through the method of Challenge-based education. Concretely, students will participate in group assignments and workshops, will attend guest lectures on Global Citizenship and will visit a museum and school that is currently facing (and tackling) issues in the field of Global Citizenship.
In a (3) third phase, students write a short reflection report of about 2 pages, reflecting on what they have learned during their 5-day on-site stay at Ghent University.
After completion of the module, student teachers prove to be able and willing to:
I. Acquire knowledge about Global citizenship
- Acquire, construct and share knowledge on issues of global/European citizenship from an interdisciplinary perspective (by applying CBL)
- Identify/recognize national and/or regional challenges as manifestations of global/European citizenship (problems/issues)
- Demonstrate critical engagement with related theories and research of Global citizenship
II.Master skills to understand global citizenship and take action
- Reflect on their future role as a teacher and the opportunities provided in their school subject with regard to preparing pupils for European/global citizenship
5-day on-site programme at Ghent University:
Formal assessment of learning outcomes:
I. On-site collective assessment
- Poster presentation: students produce a poster that will be presented at the last day of the 5-days on campus. This poster represents the ‘ACT phase” in CBE and is related to a challenge on global citizenship. Potential deliverables described in the poster: policy/advice document, research proposal, presentation, lesson plan...
- Evaluated by the coaches/educational support staff (PhD students, ...)
II.Individual assessment based on online reflection
- Reflection report: students write a reflection report of about 2 pages in which they reflect on what they have learned on global citizenship through CBE during their 5-day on-site stay at Ghent University.
- Evaluated by the organising module leader (Prof. Dr. Ruben Vanderlinde)
To be determined
How to apply?
Students will be recruited at the institutional level via promotion material at ENLIGHT level and the institutional level (deadline 15 November 2023). Once students are recruited in their own university,they will receive an application letter from Ghent University via email that enables them to enrol for the module. Specific contacts and information per university follow below:
University of Tartu: Application instructions for students at the University of Tartu
Uppsala University: Application instructions for students at Uppsala University.
Mobility coordination contact: