The beginning of the 21st century is marked by profound societal changes as well as rapid social change. The complexity of the world has increased exponentially, and political, economic and sociocultural developments can at present only be analyzed and understood in a global context.
The context of a globalized world also makes demands on pedagogical thought and action and requires a new understanding of education that goes beyond the teaching of factual knowledge. The educational concept of global citizenship education, which is meant consideration transdisciplinary approach across all areas of teaching, centers on an increasing growth of complexity and development towards a global society. The core purpose of contemporary education is to enable (young) individuals to understand these complex developments and to reflect critically on them.
In response to these new challenges, this UNESCO Chair establishes an education hub, where civic education, global learning, intercultural learning, education for sustainable development and the culture of diversity and peace merge into the integrative concept of global citizenship education. It is this very combination that constitutes the new and unique feature of this project.
On this web page you can find information on all the events, research, and education happening in relation to the UNESCO Chair Global Citizenship Education – Culture of Diversity and Peace at the University of Klagenfurt.