In 2019 we had to admit, that we were living in turbulent times. Poverty, inequality, social-political conflicts and climate change are among the most important challenges that we are facing nowadays as members of the European society and as global citizens. In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and 169 targets have been identified to be reached by the end of 2030, and it calls for all public, for-profit and non-profit, private and civil organisations to unite and contribute with its resources for the successful management of these global challenges.
In the process of looking for solutions for the challenges identified as SDGs, the partnership found that there is a huge potential in language learning to support the education for sustainable development.
Global Education (GE) has been defined as an approach that enables people to develop the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed for securing a just, sustainable world in which everyone has the right to fulfil his/her potential. GE encompasses Development Education, Human Rights Education, Education for Sustainability, Education for Peace and Conflict Prevention, Intercultural Education, being the global dimension for Education for Citizenship (Global Education Guidelines, 2008).
The objective of the HI-GLOBE project was to enhance the potential of English-language learning for Global Educational purposes.
Results of the HI-GLOBE project:
- Analysis on the approach of English teachers in the adult sector on Global Educational methodologies in language teaching
- HI-GLOBE modules developed on 2 levels (A1-2 and B1-2), each one including a 40 hour blended learning course serving Global Educational purposes and based on CLIL, TBL and interactive digital technology.
All project outputs are free for download for all interested users.
The methodology of HI-GLOBE is an innovative way of teaching languages, that does not only serve as a goal any more, but language became a tool for further learning of diverse content, practicing skills and shaping attitudes.
The project have a positive impact and contribution to the SDG target 4.7, namely: To ensure that by 2030 ALL learners acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development including among others through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.
Multiplier Events and other activities
In each partner country, multiplier events disseminating the developed results were organized.
Adult learners of English language from the partners’ countries had the possibility to participate in the pilot modules of the HI-GLOBE methodology.
October 2019 – March 2022
Bahcesehir University Foundation
Pelican Language School
The Czech Republic
Promozione Internazionale Sicilia-Mondo
Fundacja Rozwoju Aktywności Międzynarodowej i Edukacyjnej – FRAME
European Center for Quality
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