Jul 16, 2018

SEL SPOTLIGHT: THE GEORG ECKERT INSTITUTE

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Are you interested in how SEL relates to global citizenship education (GCE) and their application to textbook revision? A recent project by the Georg Eckert Insitute (GEI) used the UNESCO guidelines on GCE to examine the dynamic between GCE at a local and national level in addition to the Global North and South. The aim was to provide insights in the field using a post-colonial lens and examine how GCE values are depicted and modified during textbook revision and the form GCE values take in the classroom.

A recent project by the Georg Eckert Insitute (GEI) used the UNESCO guidelines on GCE to examine the dynamic between GCE at a local and national level in addition to the Global North and South.

Among the conceptual dimensions of GCE outlined by the GEI, the socio-emotional dimension involves a a sense of shared connectedness and common values along the lines of "solidarity, empathy and respect for cultural and religious diversity" ("Textbooks Put to the Test," 2017).

For additional information please take a look at the "Textbooks Put to the Test: Global Citizenship Education in International Perspective" page available on the Georg Eckert Institute website (Click here). The page is approximately a 2 minute, 32 second read.

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