Schools in action, global citizens for sustainable development: a guide for teachers
Teachers have enormous potential to bring about change in society. They affect the lives of their students, they help shape worldviews and attitudes, they nurture potentials and skills. Well- trained teachers can empower learners to become global citizens and sustainable development actors who will help secure a more just, peaceful, tolerant, inclusive and sustainable world.
The Global Citizens for Sustainable Development teacher’s guide aims to introduce teachers to Global Citizenship Education (GCED) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). It provides secondary school teachers with ideas and activities to help students become global citizens and sustainable development actors.
The teacher’s guide draws on the discussions and activities of almost 1,100 participants from 104 countries, including ASPnet National Coordinators, school principals, teachers, students and experts who contributed to the Online Collaborative Platform ASPnet in Action: Global Citizens Connected for Sustainable Development in 2014 and 2015 [http://en.unesco. org/aspnet/globalcitizens] with associated activities and initiatives.