Prof. Javier Collado Ruano talking about Global Citizenship Education (UNESCO)

Prof Javier Collado Ruano talking about Global Citizenship Education (UNESCO)

In this context of globalization, there is growing interest in global citizenship education (GCED), signaling a shift in the role and purpose of education to that of forging more just, peaceful, tolerant and inclusive societies. The United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), launched in 2012, has been instrumental in raising awareness of the importance of global citizenship to building a better future for all. UNESCO, in response to the increasing demand from its Member States for support in empowering learners to become responsible global citizens, has made GCED one of its key education objectives for the next eight years (2014-2021).

Prof. Javier Collado Ruano was invited to attend Rio+20 after his proposal “THE VALUE OF GLOBAL EDUCATION AS AN ENGINE TO PROMOTE POVERTY ERADICATION AND TO ACHIEVE A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ” was the most voted by civil society around the world. Prof. Collado has been traveling around more than 50 countries in the last years in order to create innovative proposals for the “Global Citizenship Education” proposed by UNESCO.

You can read more about his job here: ufba.academia.edu/JavierColladoRuano

School Day of Non-violence and Peace: interviewing Mr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza

(Read full interview here)

Javier Collado met Mr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza to interview him with special motive of “School Day of Non-violence and Peace“, held every January 30 in honor of Mahatma Gandhi.

Mr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza was Director General of UNESCO from 1987 to 1999, and since 2000 chaired the Foundation for a Culture of Peace. It is also one of the main ideologists of the Universal Declaration of Democracy.

The interview was published in the 2nd edition of Global Education Magazine with special topic in “School Day of Non-violence and Peace”, where also participated current Director General of UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova.

From Education for Life, we encourage all our followers to read Global Education Magazine, as well as share ideas and experiences.

The role of Global Education in the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations

The role of Global Education in the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations, Educar para Vivir

On day November 14, 2012, Education for Life presented the International Conference on “The Role of Global Education in the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations“, together with Mr. Dante Augusto Galeffi, Coordinator at Multidisciplinary and Multi-institutional PhD in Dissemination of Knowledge of the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil).

The conference was sponsored by the World Forum “Global Education Conference”, and she highlighted the need to transform the educational curriculum to meet global level to achieve the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations. In addition, it also proposes that UNESCO baptized the next decade 2015-2025 educational as “Global Education”.

You can find the Power Point presentation here and listen to the call here.

Photo Exhibition “Education for Life: Towards a Global and Planetary Education”

The team of “Education for Life”, is pleased to present the photographic exhibition: EDUCATION FOR LIFE: TOWARD A GLOBAL AND PLANETARY EDUCATION, to be held in the HOUSE oF CULTURE from day 10 to February 26, 2012, Almansa, Spain.

The purpose of Professor Javier Collado is to contribute to achieving the general objectives and core competencies set by the Organic Law 2/2006 of March 3, in the high school, with the “diffusion of knowledge” through a photo exhibition and an educational-multidisciplinary talk and consciousness-raising that will address the “different realities-realities equal” to live in the countries he has been working in Latin America: Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico.

The money proceeds from the sale of photographs will go to the International Association of Healthcare in Spain (AISE).

See the pictures here

Special thanks to the City of Almansa, Foto Club Almansa, TVAlmansa, AISE, Amparo Hernández, J. M. Barroso, Carlos Benítez, Qais Felikson and Gabriel Corbacho.