Global Citizenship Education: Essential for Employability & the 21st Century Workforce

3rd Annual AFS Asia-Pacific International Global Citizenship Education Forum
20-23 April 2017 in New Delhi

How does Global Citizenship Education drive Employability?
How does Employability shape Global Citizenship Education?

AFS and the AFS Asia-Pacific Initiative (AAI) with the support of UNESCO New Delhi Office, invite those who share our learning to live together philosophy to join us in exploring, understanding and addressing the issues of our time that both hinder and help the efforts to advance the Global Citizenship Education Movement.

The third Annual AFS Asia-Pacific International GCEd Forum will connect educators, intercultural learning practitioners and researchers with employers and corporations plus governments, institutions, policy-makers and others in Asia-Pacific who have a stake in the future of the region and its most precious commodity: its people.

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Deadline: 15 February 2017 (Extended)

Call for Proposals

The organizing committee is putting together a two day program which will be a diverse array of high-level keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops and poster presentations addressing the below questions:

  • What are key intercultural learning and global competencies required for the economies and jobs of tomorrow?
  • How are these competencies defined, delivered and measured by employers? by educators?
  • How do employers prioritize intercultural and global competencies when looking for candidates?
  • How can educators include intercultural learning and global competency development in their curricula?
  • How can learners better express and demonstrate their intercultural learning and global competencies to meet employers’ needs?
  • How can employers and educators work together to align opportunities?

Workshops, roundtable discussions, and poster presentations can be submitted until Wednesday, 15 February 2017 (Extended).

The call is closed, thank you for your interest!

Learn More About the Forum

In our second century of service, AFS Intercultural Programs’ aim is not only to transform tens of thousands of lives each year through our international exchange and host family programs that span 99 countries, but also to truly make intercultural learning opportunities and global citizenship education more accessible, relevant and actionable for all people worldwide, both in and outside of the classroom.

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Education World

There are many reasons to join us in Delhi:

  • Meet and network with regional leaders from the education, policy and corporate sectors to exchange ideas, opportunities and practices.
  • Gain a better understanding of how intercultural skills and global citizenship are necessary in the 21st Century workplace and why developing these competencies must go hand-in-hand alongside science, math, technology and engineering within our education systems.
  • Identify strategies appropriate to your role for incorporating and increasing intercultural learning and global citizenship education in your curricula.
  • Become familiar and share with your colleagues the latest methodologies, research, programming opportunities and resources available to incorporate intercultural learning and global citizenship education into your work—whether in schools or in corporates.
  • Identify strategies and plans for joint actions that will raise awareness of the value of intercultural and global citizenship skills in the 21st Century workplace for both learners and employers.

Program

AAI Agenda - Feb 2017

Venue & Costs

The forum will be held at Pllazio Hotel, 292-296, Sector 29, City Center, Gurgaon 122001, Haryana, India.

Pllazio Hotel
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The forum venue Pllazio hotel is located close to the booming City Centre business District and walking distance from the main Metro Station of Gurgaon a part of the New Delhi National Capital Region.

The average maximum daytime temperature in New Delhi in April is a very hot 36°C (97°F) with very high heat & humidity. There are usually 9 hours of bright sunshine each day, which represents 69% of the 13 hours of daylight. The hotel is fully air-conditioned.

Register

AFS and the AFS Asia-Pacific Initiative (AAI) with the support of UNESCO New Delhi Office, invite those who share our learning to live together philosophy to join us in exploring, understanding and addressing the issues of our time that both hinder and help the efforts to advance the Global Citizenship Education Movement.
Register now to join us in New Delhi!

The forum will be held at Pllazio Hotel, 292-296, Sector 29, City Center, Gurgaon 122001, Haryana, India.

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Past Events & Featured Speakers

AAI Meeting 2016

Second Asia Pacific International Forum, 2016

Asia Pacific International Forum, Intercultural and Global Citizenship Education: The Necessity of Global Competence in the 21st Century, 16-18 March 2016 in Perth, Australia.

2015 AFS – AAI

First Asia Pacific International Forum, 2015

Asia Pacific International ForumLearning to Live Together – Intercultural Education: From Ideas to Action, 15-17 April 2015 in Bali, Indonesia.