21 April 2017The sub-regional workshop Sustainability Begins with Teachers in Central Asia will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on 19-23 June 2017. The workshop will be organized by UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office, in cooperation with the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Office in Bangkok, the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) and the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC), with support from the Japanese Funds-in-Trust.
About 60 specialists, among which representatives from UNESCO and CAREC, international experts from Georgia, Sweden, Philippines, APCEIU, and national experts from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, will participate in the event.
The workshop will focus on revisiting priorities in teacher education courses, reorienting practice skills, improving education methods for reaching sustainable development in Central Asian region, and also on increasing social awareness of the concepts of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and global citizenship education (GCE) with the implementation of Change project approach.
The 5-day programme will include practice sessions, round-table discussions, presentations, and planning of future activities. The participants of the workshop will learn about the role of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), different methods of work, Central Asian best practices in promoting ESD in teacher education institutions, educatorsí competencies and approaches, and educational materials inculcating ESD and GCE into teaching and learning.
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