This invitation to a very interesting conference just arrived. Please spread it to your friends and partners.

Dear GAP Key Partners,

Today, I’m writing this email to announce about the third edition of UNESCO MGIEP’s Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (TECH) 2019, which will be held in the coastal Vizag City, State of Andhra Pradesh, India from December 10-12, 2019.

The Conference is being organised by UNESCO MGIEP with the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, India and aims at showcasing the role of digital technologies in enabling a shift from “transmissive pedagogies” to “transformative pedagogies” to create more peaceful and sustainable societies, in line with the UN SDG 4.7.

We are inviting proposals for the following theme from GAP partners till August 31, 2019.

2. Theme 2: Reimagining Learning Spaces for Planetary Citizenship

Theme 2 Descriptor: Theme 2: Reimagining Learning Spaces for Planetary Citizenship

To achieve a more peaceful and sustainable society, we need to move away from a culture of competition towards a culture of peace and collaboration, recognizing spatial and temporal interdependence amongst us, and our embeddedness and dependence on the ecosystems. For education to be transformative, it must explore notions of intersectionality and create learning spaces conducive for people to take multiple perspectives, engage in dialogue and critical reflection, and transform society through self-transformation. Experts and practitioners of education for sustainable development (ESD), global citizenship education (GCED), global learning, human rights education, peace education, education for gender equality and education in general are invited to explore approaches to build a culture of peace and sustainability at school and community levels. This may include efforts facilitated by technology, face-to-face interactions, scenario exercises, and community-based activities.

Participants are invited to:

• Organize a scenario building workshop to envision probable, possible and desirable futures
• Share good practices of integrating ESD, GCED, global learning, human rights education, peace education, education for gender equality etc. in whole school approaches or informal or non-formal learning spaces
• Showcase examples of innovative practices for using games or simulations to build awareness on concepts of peace and sustainability, or Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

More details on our website here.