31 May 2018

UNAI Quiz: Global Citizenship Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The United Nations Academic Impact is informed by a commitment to support and advance ten basic principles. The fourth of these principles is:

Global Citizenship - A commitment to encouraging global citizenship through education

Test your knowledge about this UNAI principle with the UNAI Quiz!!

Scroll down to the bottom of this article to find the answers.

 

1. What can be understood as global citizenship education?

a) It is a way to know more about international relations.

b) It is a way to become a diplomat.

c) It is a way to understand the world and to connect, relate and share with other cultures and peoples.

2. Why is global citizenship education relevant today?

a) Because global citizens are needed in light of contemporary challenges.

b) It might be a way to counter nationalism.

c) It is not relevant.

3. Is there a single model for global citizenship education?

a) Yes, all countries should follow that model.

b) Not yet, but discussions are taking place to have a single model.

c) No, global citizenship education is always adapted to local contexts.

4. Is global citizenship related to the Sustainable Development Goals?

a) Yes, actually SDG 4 on Quality Education includes it within its targets.

b) Yes, but not directly.

c) No, there is no relationship whatsoever.

5. Does global citizenship education belong exclusively to tertiary education?

a) Yes, because of its complexities.

b) It can be applied in all levels of education.

c) No, it belongs exclusively to the secondary level of education.

 

 

Answers:

1. c) In the document Global Citizenship Education: Topics and Learning Objectives issued by UNESCO, it is said that global citizenship education is focused on the "knowledge, understanding and critical thinking about global, regional, national and local issues and the interconnectedness and interdependency of different countries and populations", on the "sense of belonging to a common humanity, sharing values and responsibilities, empathy, solidarity and respect for differences and diversity" and on acting "effectively and responsibly at local, national and global levels for a more peaceful and sustainable world".

2. a) In a recent event co-hosted by UNAI at UN Headquarters, one of the participants said that "in light of the numerous problems of today and if we want to solve them collectively, we have to learn how to be global citizens together". See also what was discussed in the panel discussion entitled "Unlearning intolerance: national and international perspectives in global citizenship education".

3. c) In an Explanatory Note of the Executive Board of UNESCO it is noted that "as culture plays a key role in achieving sustainability, education should take local conditions into account" and that global citizenship education "can be operationalized in various ways, depending on the learners’ needs and contexts".

4. a) According to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable DevelopmentSDG 4 has as one of its targets "By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for (...) global citizenship"

5. b) An article published in the UN Chronicle No. 4 2017 states that "global citizenship, if introduced at an early stage of education in primary and/or secondary school, will serve as a robust basis for nurturing critical thinking and a sense of discernment and judgement on the fundamental and universal values for humanity". 

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