Guest lecture: Dr. Bert J. Tuga, President of Philippine Normal University gives a lecture to UPI Postgraduate students


Dr. Bert J. Tuga, the President of Philippine Normal University gives lectures in regards to ‘Global Citizenship Education and Teacher Leadership’ for UPI Postgraduate students, Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at UPI School of Postgraduate Conference Room 6th floor.

Dr. Bert J. Tuga in his lecture explained that in this modern era, the development of technology has many impacts on human’s life. Technology makes the world that was originally so vast and blocked by distance, become smaller and run in real-time.

“The changes in the structure and composition of our society lead us to change our concept of citizenship. Old view of citizenship education mostly revolves around nationalism or national identity; what is a good citizen, while our society is now evolving to a boarder beyond national border, we are global citizenship,” said Dr. Bert J. Tuga in his lecture.

The aims of Global Citizenship Education (GCED) is to empower students to participate in overcoming global challenges and actively contribute to a more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive and safe world. GCED is intended for students of all ages: children, adolescents, and adults. GCED is one of the strategic fields of the UNESCO Education Sector program.

He explained how educators in schools should implement the strategy on how school approach to global citizenship should be like, by encompassing four interconnected areas; curriculum, teaching and learning, effective leadership, awards, initiatives, extra-curricular activities, and community connections.

Dr. Bert J. Tuga also explained some instructional Practices of Teacher Leaders that Promote GCED, those are: giving students agency (ownership and empowerment), building relevance, connecting to networks beyond the classroom, supporting collaboration, assessing and providing feedback, differentiates for diverse learners, developing critical thinking, and promoting empathy. (Writer: Ghina Aulia Saffanah, Editor: Aida Hasanah).

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