Feasibility Study on Monitoring Global Citizenship Competences in the Asia-Pacific Region (Phase I)
  • 01-27

In accordance with SDG 4.7, countries are promoting GCED and other related aspects. As monitoring and assessment of learners’ global citizenship competences (GCC) are perceived as crucial to strengthen GCED implementation, APCEIU sees a great need for more refined constructs, metrics and assessment tools for GCC measurement. In order to address these issues, this project aims to lay the foundation (Phase I) for developing the framework, with a set of suggested assessment tools (Phase II), for the monitoring of GC competencies in the Asia-Pacific region. 

Researcher: Aaron Benavot (Professor, University at Albany-SUNY; Former Director of UNESCO’s Global Monitoring Report)

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Ch 1. Introduction

Ch 2. Definitions of and approaches to global citizenship education (GCED) and related concepts
  a.    Defining the notion of global citizenship
  b.    Ways of classifying and distinguishing approaches to global citizenship education
  c.    Notions of global citizenship education in international and regional learning assessment frameworks
  d.    Possible links between GCED and related concepts
  e.    Critiques of GCED and GCC and indications of Western biases
  f.    Asian understanding of, or approaches to, GCED and GCC

Ch 3. Review and analysis of official curriculum documents in the Asia-Pacific region
  a.    Background and initial steps
  b.    Description of relevant policy and curricular materials
  c.    Analysis of policy and curricular documents from the 23 sampled countries
  d.    Shared GCED aims, topics, themes and learning outcomes among A-P countries

Ch 4. Towards a measurement framework of global citizenship competence
  a.    Review of existing international and regional measurement frameworks
  b.    Constructing a global citizenship competence measurement framework for the A-P region

Ch5. Concluding remarks