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Global trends on ESD, Charles Hopkins

This presentation is part of the 2015 RCE Conference of the Americas, 9-12 August 2015, Grand Rapids, USA

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Global trends on ESD, Charles Hopkins

  1. 1. Global Trends on ESD & The Global Action Programme Charles Hopkins UNESCO Chair, York University, Toronto, Canada
  2. 2. Emerging Opportunities UNESCO World Conference on ESD (Nagoya) World Education Forum – (Incheon) Global Action Programme on ESD Global Citizenship Education Sustainable Development Goals RCE’s and the GAP
  3. 3. Main Documents • Shaping the Future We Want (final report on the UN Decade for ESD) – Excellent review of DESD, 183 pages, photos – Chapter 6 “The Future of ESD” • UNESCO Roadmap For Implementing the Global Action Programme on ESD – 7 “Principles” – 5 “Priority Action Areas” • Aichi-Nagoya Declaration on ESD – Asks countries to reexamine the purpose of their education systems  SDGs - Transforming our World
  4. 4. UNESCO World Conference on ESD (Nagoya)
  5. 5. Achi-Nagoya Declaration • URGE all concerned stakeholders, in particular Ministries of Education and all ministries involved with ESD, higher education institutions and the scientific and other knowledge communities to engage in collaborative and transformative knowledge production, dissemination and utilization,
  6. 6. Achi-Nagoya Declaration • Review the purposes and values that underpin education, • …….the integration of ESD into education and sustainable development policies, • …………and ensure the education, training and professional development of teachers and other educators to successfully integrate ESD into teaching and learning;
  7. 7. World Education Forum – (Incheon)
  8. 8. World Education Forum Incheon, Korea - 2015 5 key themes • Right to Education • Equity in Education • Inclusive Education • Quality Education • Lifelong Learning
  9. 9. • “Quality Education also develops the skills, values and attitudes that enable citizens to lead healthy and fulfilled lives, make informed decisions, and respond to local and global challenges through education for sustainable development (ESD) and global citizenship education (GCED). In this regard, we strongly support the implementation of the Global Action Programme on ESD” …Incheon Declaration
  10. 10. “Quality education is the most influential force for alleviating poverty, improving health and livelihoods, increasing prosperity and shaping more inclusive, sustainable and peaceful societies, it is in everyone's interest to ensure that it is at the centre of the post-2015 development agenda.” Irina Bokova Director General UNESCO
  11. 11. Global Action Programme on ESD
  12. 12. Global Action Program (GAP)Priority Action Areas Advancing policy: Mainstream ESD into both education and sustainable development policies Transforming learning and training environments: Integrate sustainability principles in education and training settings through Whole Institution Approaches Building capacity of educators and trainers: Increase the capacities of educators and trainers Empowering and mobilizing youth: Multiply ESD actions among youth Accelerating sustainable solutions at local level: Scale up ESD programmes and multi- stakeholder ESD networks. 1 2 3 4 5
  13. 13. 2 Major Initiatives
  14. 14. Sustainable Development Goals TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD: THE 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  15. 15. Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  16. 16. • 4.7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development.....
  17. 17. Global Citizenship and Related Issues UNESCO and UN Priority Global Education First Initiative-Ten Key Actions Action 9: Foster global citizenship Develop the values, knowledge and skills necessary for peace, tolerance, and respect for diversity. Cultivate a sense of community and active participation in giving back to society. Ensure schools are free of all forms of discrimination, including gender inequality, bullying, violence, xenophobia, and exploitation.
  18. 18. Global Citizenship Ed • Global citizenship refers to a sense of belonging to a broader community and common humanity. It emphasises political, economic, social and cultural interdependency and interconnectedness between the local, the national and the global. • http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0023/002 329/232993e.pdf
  19. 19. Aspects of Global Citizenship • Internationalizing • (traditional topics) • Citizenship • Human rights • Earth Charter • Responsibilities • Intergenerational • Planetary CSR-ISR • Engagement • “for” vs “about” • Political engagement
  20. 20. UNU ESD Priorities • Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD; • Sustainability Consumption and Production; • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services; • Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction; and Higher Education-driven Initiatives.

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