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					From Practice to an Approach towards Learning
National University of Ireland, Galway
3rd October 2009
Helmuth Hartmeyer
Austrian Development Agency / University of Vienna
From Practice to an Approach towards
Learning
1. Reviewing where development and global education come from –
   the Austrian example

2. Conceptual roots of Global Learning

3. Conceptual issues, areas of tensions and challenges

4. Way forward: Austrian Strategy on Global Learning

5. International perspective – GENE (Global Education Network
   Europe)
Reviewing where development and global
education come from
 The Cold War Era

 The early 1970s

 The early 1980s

 The late 1980s
Conceptual Roots of Global Learning
Contextual Issues

 What is Global Learning?

 Thematic dimensions

 Didactical dimensions

 Competencies
Areas of Tensions
 Factual Dimension

 Regional Dimension

 Social Dimension

 Institutional Dimension

 International Dimension
Towards Learning


Political Dimension:
Redesigning Politics through Global Learning?

 Pedagogical Dimension:
Global Learning as a recipe book?

 Global Learning in a network
Austrian Strategy on Global Learning
Context/History:

 2002:            Maastricht Congress on Global
                   Education
 2003:            Austrian Strategy Group Global
                   Learning started to work
 2005/2006:       PEER Review Process (Council of
                   Europe) in Austria
 Since 2007:      Development of the national Strategy
Aims of the strategy
 Structural strengthening of GL in the Formal
  Education System
 Expansion of academic research and conceptual
  development
 Strengthening GL in Non-formal Education
 Establishing GL with various stakeholders in
  society
Implementing the strategy in the formal
education system
 To integrate Global Learning in the in-service training of teachers

 To integrate Global Learning in teacher training

 To raise consciousness for Global Learning in the area of school
  policy and school administration

 More schools integrate Global Learning in their school development
  processes (mission statements and school focuses)
Implementing the strategy in the formal
education system

 Existing programmes and materials in Global Learning are
  distributed and enlarged

 Global Learning is made visible in the subject curricula

 Global Learning is integrated into the pre-school/ kindergarden
  curricula
International Perspective:
GENE (Global Education Network Europe)

 Network of Ministries and Agencies responsible for GE

 Peer review process

 International exchange and cooperation
Thank you for your attention!

				
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