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Final Report of the 13th Asia-Pacific Training Workshop on Education for International Understanding.
This report is a product of the 13th Asia-Pacific Training Workshop held from 8-17 July 2013. 30 educators, teacher trainers and ministry officials from 25 Asia-Pacific countries participated in the Workshop to enhance the capacity of educators and strengthen the implementation of EIU in Fostering Global Citizenship in Asia and the Pacific. The final report is a summary of the activities and sessions of the 10-day Workshop.
The ‘13th Asia-Pacific Training Workshop on Education for International Understanding (EIU)’ was held 8 - 17 July 2013 at APCEIU, Seoul Women’s Plaza in Seoul and the DMZ Peace-Life Valley in Gangwon Province. Sponsored by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea, the ten-day workshop offered a venue for 30 teacher trainers, educators, ministry officials and school principals from 25 Asia-Pacific countries to explore the issues of fostering global citizenship and to gain a set of teaching tools that can be utilized to nurture a Culture of Peace.
Designed as “Training of Trainers (TOT)”, this workshop enabled participants to delve into the core themes of culture, sustainable development, global/local justice, human rights, development, peace and democracy. Through lectures and group activities, participants enhanced their knowledge and capacity to integrate EIU into their local contexts respective to their positions. By building individual action plans, participants were led to think critically about the issues they can realistically solve. The field visits to the DMZ area allowed participants to first-handily experience the issues of peace-building and sustainable conservation. Conducting EIU classes at a local middle school provided an opportunity for participants to interact with Korean students and face the challenges of implementing EIU. Most of all, the participants gained an everlasting multicultural friendship ranging across 25 countries that will continue to support them in their endeavors for promoting EIU.