UNESCO MGIEP to launch International Guidebook on Embedding ESD in textbooks at the 3rd APMED 2030 in Bangkok

UNESCO MGIEP will be launching an international guidebook on embedding concepts of peace, sustainable development and global citizenship in textbooks of core subjects at the 3rd Asia Pacific Meeting on Education 2030 (APMED III) in Bangkok on 4th of July 2017.

Titled ‘Textbooks for Sustainable Development: A Guide to Embedding’, the embedding guide has been developed by around 25 experts and academics from prestigious Institutions and Universities around the world. These experts were identified based on their work at the interface of core subjects and sustainable development. This distinguished team worked for over a year to produce this Guide.

The Embedding Guide offers concrete guidance for authors of mathematics, science, language and geography textbooks on how to ‘embed’ peace, sustainable development and global citizenship in textbook content. The guidebook builds on existing work in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and related areas such as global citizenship education, peace education, human rights education, environmental education, development education, global education, global learning and others. Textbook authors and educators are encouraged to use this guidebook as a source of ideas, tools and methods that can help to enrich content and pedagogy and produce a new generation of textbooks.

In the words of the Eckhardt Fuchs, Director, Georg Eckert Institute of International Textbook Research (GEI): “This guidebook would be an eye opener for many stakeholders in curriculum and textbook development

The launch at APMED III will also feature TED-style talks by each lead authors of each chapter of the guide. A cartoon exhibition of select cartoons (such as the image below) will also be on display at the launch.

Stay tuned to our social media accounts and website for all the updates from the launch and to download the Guidebook from 4th of July onwards.

We also have a very exciting #captionthis contest currently on our social media accounts. The wittiest answers will be suitably rewarded!

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