Percentage of students in lower secondary education showing adequate understanding of issues relating to global citizenship and sustainability
The Global Content Framework (GCF) rests on the definitions of the Global Citizenship Education (GCED) and Education for Sustainable Education (ESD).
Global Citizenship Education (GCED) nurtures respect for all, building a sense of belonging to a common humanity and helping learners become responsible and active global citizens. GCED aims to empower learners to assume active roles to face and resolve global challenges and to become proactive contributors to a more peaceful, tolerant, and inclusive and secure world.
Core conceptual dimensions of global citizenship
Cognitive dimension To acquire knowledge, understanding and critical thinking about global, regional, national and local issues and the interconnectedness and interdependency of different countries and populations.
Socio-emotional: To have a sense of belonging to a common humanity, sharing values and responsibilities, empathy, solidarity and respect for differences and diversity.
Behavioural: To act effectively and responsibly at local, national and global levels for a more peaceful and sustainable world.
Education for Sustainable Education (ESD) empowers learners to take informed decisions and responsible actions for environmental integrity, economic viability and a just society, for present and future generations, while respecting cultural diversity. It is about lifelong learning, and is an integral part of quality education.
The Global Content Framework (GCF) has 7 categories, which are also broken down in sub-categories:
- Interconnectedness and Global Citizenship
- Gender Equality
- Human Rights
- Health and Well-being
- Sustainable Development
- Environmental Science