ACGC understands Global Citizenship to be an ethos, a way in which to see and understand the world. It refers to a sense of belonging to the global community and common humanity, with its presumed members experiencing solidarity and collective identity among themselves and collective responsibility to act at the local and global level.
– Adapted from UNESCO: Global Citizenship Education: An Emerging Perspective (ED/2013/PSD/PHR/PI/4)
ACGC provides various professional development opportunities for educators and the public to devleope their skills in global citizenship education. To hear of upcoming opportunities, subscribe to our Teach newsletter.
Diversity, Equity and Human Rights Community of Practice
From December 2020 to June 2021, The Diversity, Equity and Human Rights Committee of the Edmonton Public Teachers local of the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation welcomed teachers from across the province to participate in a Community of Practice.
The aim of the Community of Practice was to provide a collaborative forum for teachers from across Alberta to discuss important equity, diversity, human rights, social justice and global citizenship issues; to learn from each other; to share resources and best practices, and to explore new ideas in a safe space of mutual trust and respect.
Spring Reading Circle for Educators
During the long period when schools were closed, from March – June 2020, ACGC responded by providing an opportunity for community building, discussion, and learning about gender equality through hosting an educator reading circle. ACGC
provided 24 teachers with a copy of the newly released novel ‘The Girl with the Louding Voice’, and held regular discussions with teachers in three different small cohorts. At the end of June, just as schools closed for the summer, we were able to discuss the novel with the author, Abi Daré, who joined us on zoom from her home in London, U.K