Global Citizenship Summer Institute

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From July 28th to August 1st 2014, 35 educators from across Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Yukon came together in Edmonton to participate in the Global Citizenship Summer Institute. The five-day Institute was designed to help teachers learn more about global citizenship and how to better integrate it into their classrooms and schools.

Throughout the week guest speakers presented on the theoretical and practical dimensions of global citizenship education, including diversity and the importance of recognizing multiple perspectives, human rights based approaches to global citizenship, perspectives on international development from the field, and the importance of making local to global connections for students.


Watch clips from some of the presentations from the Institute:

See what participants were saying on Twitter:

  • “Reflecting on my time at #gcsi2014. I couldn’t be any more grateful. I am ready to implement what I have learned in my classroom”
  • “Why am I here? To inspire students to change world”
  • “My brain is singing after a morning of dialogue on ‪#globalcitizenship with passionate educators” ‬‬‬
  • “Students need to learn how to read the world”
  • “How do we articulate the transformational learning we have done?”
  • “Bittersweet, an end to an inspiring week expanding my knowledge on global citizenship”

View photos from the event:

Learn more

For a list of educator resources related to global issues, click here.

Download the Teacher Institute Needs Assessment Report.

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The Global Citizenship Summer Institute was developed through a partnership between AKFC, the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) and the University of Alberta’s Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research (CGCER).


The Institute was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada, provided through Global Affairs Canada.


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