800705 PS Think global, act local: Introduction to Global Citizenship Education & Sustainable Development Goals

summer semester 2022 | Last update: 06.03.2023 Place course on memo list
PS Think global, act local: Introduction to Global Citizenship Education & Sustainable Development Goals
PS 2

The students

- know about the concept of Global Citizenship Education and its interdisciplinary dimension

- can identify the key competences of the future (UNESCO) in the field of education

- know about Agenda 2030 and the 17 UN Development Goals (SDGs)

- understand the importance of SDG 4 for "inclusive and high quality education"

- are prepared to link the living environments of their future target groups (schools, educational work, companies etc.) with global contexts

- know how to use target group-oriented methods of Global Citizenship Education

- critically address economic, social and environmental global challenges (like Corona crisis, climate change, inequalities, etc. from an educational perspective

- have developed and implemented small interdisciplinary educational projects in a heterogeneous group (language, field of study, origin, gender, etc.)

- reflect their own positioning in global power relations (e.g. "critical whiteness")

-know which experts and institutions they can contact with questions and for support in implementing local educational projects for global issues.

The proseminar (held in English language) "Think global, act local: Introduction to Global Citizenship Education and the Sustainable Development Goals" is aimed at Master's students of all fields of study who would like to learn about the interdisciplinary educational concept of Global Citizenship Education and the key competencies of the future in an increasingly complex, globalised world. The current framework for this is provided by the UN's Agenda 2030, the 17 development goals and their significance for educational work. The heterogeneous group of Austrian and international students works participatively, interactively, across studies with each other and implements small educational projects together in the sense of "think globally, act locally" on the SDGs. The group visits local initiatives in Austria like Südwind Tirol, Impact Hub Tirol, Welthaus Innsbruck, Klimabündnis but also - via online tools - get in contact with international experts (e.g. University of Pretoria, South Africa).

According to the Covid 19 situation in spring 2021, the seminar can be carried out digitally or face-to-face:
Based on interactive, processorientated, interdisciplinary learning sessions, approach to scientific literature, innovative methods (service design, anti bias approach, Betzavta), self-reflection, project design and implementation, group discussions (online and face to face), the work on specific methods for the target group, theoretical input and visits (or online inteviews) 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 Citizenship Education (GCED)  and the key competences of the future (UNESCO) shall be approached.

active participation, project works in small groups, attendence (during online meeting or in real)

Vanessa Andreotti, Anette Scheunpflug, Heide Grobbauer, Werner Wintersteiner, Helmut Harthmeyer, Ute stoltenberg, Christine Wamsler (University Lund), papers international documents, papers of strategy group Global Education in Austria), UNESCO documents (key competences of the future), www.bildung2030.at

Interest in interdisciplinary work, thinking, learning

- Openness for learning experiences in a heterogeneous group (language, origin, subject, etc.)

- Interest in educational work and global issues

- English language skills (different levels are taken into account)

The proseminar deals with all SDGs, emphasizing the indivisibility of the environmental, social and economic spheres. Depending on their study background, students can set their own priorities and decide which SDGs they want to work on specific projects - always in the context of education (SDG 4 "High Quality Education")


Mag.a Joanna Maria Egger, born in 1982, studied political science in University of Innsbruck and works as facilitator, educational worker and lecturer in University of Innsbruck, University of Teacher Education Tyrol (PHT), Management Center Innsbruck (Department of Social Work) and various educational institutions in Austria. She works with her participants (teachers, university students, children, youth workers, companies and international participants) on issues of Global Citizenship Education, Sustainable Development Goals and anti-discrimination. Her main focus is on the link between scientific findings and educational work. Since 2005 she works with local and international groups: Erasmus students, international students, international youth workers, youth groups (for example groups from Palestine, Israel, Italy, France, Spain etc.)

Important steps:

·        Lecturer “The European Union & Education” at Teacher Training College Tyrol (Pädagogische Hochschule Tirol) (since 2022)

·        Lecturer of the master course “EU Projects within social work” at Management Center Innsbruck, Department of Social Work, Social Politics (2020 – 2022)

·        Lecturer of the interdisciplinary master course “Global Citizenship Education and the SDGs” at University of Innsbruck (2012 – ongoing)

·        Educational officer for the NGO Südwind – Global Citizenship Education (2012 – 2019)

·        Coordinator Youth in Action Programme (EU) at InfoEck - Jugendinfo Tirol (2009 - 2012)

·        Co-founder of the transcultural girls' center ARANEA, Innsbruck (2007 - 2012)

·        Professional stays abroad in Spain, Pakistan and Turkey.

·        Professional trainings in Malta, Georgia, Turkey, France, Israel, Great Britain.

·        Master's degree in political science with a focus on gender studies (2009)


Group 1
Date Time Location
Tue 2022-03-22
14.00 - 17.15 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2022-04-05
14.00 - 17.15 4U102b 4U102b Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Tue 2022-04-26
14.00 - 17.15 Container 1 Container 1
Tue 2022-05-03
14.00 - 17.15 Container 1 Container 1
Tue 2022-05-10
14.00 - 17.15 Container 1 Container 1
Tue 2022-05-31
14.00 - 17.15 Container 2 Container 2 ACHTUNG: Container 2
Tue 2022-06-14
14.00 - 17.15 Container 1 Container 1
Tue 2022-06-28
14.00 - 17.15 Container 1 Container 1