800705 PS Introduction to global education

summer semester 2019 | Last update: 06.03.2023 Place course on memo list
PS Introduction to global education
PS 2
each semester

This course explores contents, attitudes and methods of Global Education theoretically, for personal development and for teaching practice. The course tackles the ever more increasing global complexity recognizing that everyone is part of these global processes in everyday life. In this course teacher students from Austria and international students work work together and explore GE concepts and methods based on a participative learning and interdisciplinary approach. A special focus is on the agenda 2030 of the UN, its 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and is significance for teaching practice.



The following questions describe the contents of the course: • What is Global Education? (GE) • What different kinds of approaches concerning GE do exist?  • What do the agenda 2030 and the SDGs mean for our educational work and how are they linked with GE? • How to define and explore our own entanglement in power relations a global society? • What are the key competences we want to impart in/with GE? • What useful, appropriate methods can be used in class room to achieve GE competences? • How can we achieve empowerment of young people in school to take action within the frame of GE? • How can interdisciplinary projects in school look like? Where can we get information and support from experts and institutions in Tyrol for those interdisciplinary projects?

Based on interactive learning sessions, approach to scientific literature, self-reflection, group discussions, theoretical input, group work, regular reflection sessions and visits of institutions working in Tyrol in the field of Global Education (Klimabündnis Tirol, Welthaus Innsbruck, InfoEck – Jugendinfo Tirol and Südwind Tirol) the main topics and learning methods of Global Education (GE) shall be approached. Through interchanging individual experiences the seminar wants to detect differences in/of our understanding of GE and find common aspects and potentials for learning practice. In doing so, the group could pay special attention to the diverse contexts of the students (international students in the seminar group) and aim to facilitate exchange as this is one of the greatest potentials of learning within international exchange programmes. There is not only “one truth” about global issues and the power relations shaping them. Current challenges are neither stable nor consistent and we are part of them in everyday life.
The reflection of our own position and entanglement in power relations within a global society is therefore a key to find our own attitude to learn and to teach in a global society.

• Reading articles (e.g. Vanessa Andreotti, Anette Scheunpflug, Helmut Harthmeyer, papers international documents of the UN and EU, articles about UN agenda 2030, papers of strategy group Global Education in Austria) and preparing papers for discussions
• writing two essays
• High participation in interactive learning sessions, group work  and excursions
• Preparation and presentation of an interdisciplinary GE project for implementation in school

Group 1
Date Time Location
Tue 2019-03-19
13.45 - 17.00 SR 3114 SR 3114 Barrier-free
Tue 2019-03-26
13.45 - 17.00 Container 2 Container 2
Tue 2019-04-09
13.45 - 17.00 SR 3114 SR 3114 Barrier-free
Tue 2019-04-30
13.45 - 17.00 SR 3114 SR 3114 Barrier-free
Tue 2019-05-07
13.45 - 17.00 SR 3114 SR 3114 Barrier-free
Tue 2019-05-21
13.45 - 17.00 SR 3114 SR 3114 Barrier-free
Tue 2019-06-18
13.45 - 17.00 SR 3114 SR 3114 Barrier-free
Tue 2019-06-25
13.45 - 17.00 SR 3114 SR 3114 Barrier-free