Dr. Bert J. Tuga, the President of Philippine
Normal University, gives lectures in regards to ‘Global Citizenship Education and Teacher Leadership’ for UPI
Postgraduate students, Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at UPI School of
Postgraduate Conference Room 6th floor.
Dr. Bert J. Tuga explained in his lecture that
the development of technology has many impacts on human life in this modern
era. Technology makes the world that was initially so vast and blocked by
distance become smaller and run in real-time.
changes in the structure and composition of our society lead us to changes in
our concept of citizenship. Old views of citizenship education mostly revolve
around nationalism or national identity; what is a good citizen, while our
society is now evolving to broader beyond national borders, we are global
citizenship,” said Dr. Bert J. Tuga in his lecture.
The aims of Global Citizenship Education (GCED) is to empower students to participate in overcoming global challenges and actively contribute to a more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive and safe world. GCED intended for students of all ages – children, adolescents, and adults. GCED is one of the strategic fields of the UNESCO Education Sector program.
He explained how educators in schools should implement
the strategy on how the school approach to global citizenship. The school must
encompass four interconnected areas: curriculum, teaching and learning,
effective leadership, awards, initiatives, and extra-curricular activities, and
Dr. Bert J. Tuga also explained some
instructional Practices of Teacher Leaders that Promote GCED are; giving
students agency (ownership and empowerment), building relevance, connecting to
networks beyond the classroom, supporting collaboration, assessing and
providing feedback, differentiates for diverse learners, developing critical
thinking, and promoting empathy.(Ghina