NISSEM sdg target 4.7 and sel -WITH STRUCTURED PEDAGOGY- IN CONTEXT
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Must history textbooks be divisive? By James Williams
advancing sdg 4 for education
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 4.7 reinforces earlier global education goals that are critical to achieving the SDGs as a whole:
By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development
The Networking to Integrate SDG Target 4.7 and SEL Skills into Educational Materials (NISSEM) group aims to advance this agenda in UN member states to support children and youth in post-conflict and low resource settings and thus build education systems that help young people build a good future for themselves, their country, and the world...
In many countries...
Schools lack the resources available to affluent countries (including ICT) to explore current challenges from personal to local, national, and global
The nationally approved textbook is the de facto curriculum, the only teaching and learning material widely available at the classroom level
Classes are often overcrowded, making group work difficult
Students often do not study in their mother tongue and may have difficulty reading textbooks and in expressing themselves in the language of instruction
Teachers and students may focus on rote learning to prepare for high stakes examinations
In low-resource and fragile settings, how can teachers with little training or support turn the SDG Goal 4 into practical teaching and learning?
the NISSEM APPROACH
The NISSEM strategy focuses broadly on two areas: 1. Renewing textbooks and other educational materials 2. Connecting ideas and people
To read more about NISSEM's strategy CLICK HERE and...
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