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International Module Teacher Education

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.

Learning outcomes

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:

Consult the full programme via this link


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


    Practical Details

    Courses – Focus area: Equity
    Study Field: Social Sciences
    Type: intensive programme
    Format: Blended
    Host: Ghent University
    Course dates: Online: 18 - 22 March + 9 - 10 May (Onsite: 22 - 26 April 2024)
    Apply by: Registration closed
    ECTS: 3
    Number of places available: 5 per partner university
    Level: Master