The 6 week long workshop to train instructors for the Global Citizenship Education through Literature is held from April 26 to May 31. The workshop is targeted for those who expressed a need for the training after completing the course that provided information and techniques about the GCE through Literature module in 2021.
The Global Citizen Education Through Literature is one of the main initiatives of Bucheon City of Literature. Bucheon once shared its plan to implement the Global Citizenship Education through Literature program on the occasion of the XIII UNESCO Creative Cities Annual Conference held in Fabriano, Italy (June 10-15, 2019).
The program has been developed in cooperation with the Bucheon Life long Learning Center. It aims at elevating the level of civic education in Bucheon through close reading of literary works related to key citizenship agendas such as human rights, peace, cross-cultural understanding and sustainable development, moving beyond the superficial learning of information and impressions to provide insight into how people in other countries feel, live and think. Education is intrinsically linked with almost all goals in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Global Citizenship Education aims to foster an appreciation of cultural diversity and promote mutual understanding and dialogue.
After the first orientation session, the participants are asked to take part in the training workshops with different books as both students and instructors. The book list for the workshop includes Hajin’s Free Life ( the first Bucheon Diaspora Literary Award winner), Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Moshin Hamid, Nella Larsen’s Passing, and Luis Sepulveda’s The Old Man Who Read Love Stories.
Through the series of focused training sessions, the participants will be expected to have practical experience in planning and delivering a lesson. Also, they are encouraged to understand the role of a facilitator of learning well and develop self-critical awareness about personal facilitation style by actively engaging in an actual class setting and follow-up discussion with the experts who monitor their presentations.