28 February – 6 June, 2023

Politics4future: Infusing Sustainability and Global Citizenship into Education

A Multi-Cultural Facilitated Online Course 

Organized by UNESCO UNITWIN Network on Education for Sustainable Development and Social Transformation 

28 February to 6 June 2023 

The landscape of education for building 21st century skills is changing significantly in the wake of climate emergencies combined with the exponential growth of youth population, digital mediated communication and most recently the disruption caused by COVID-19 pandemic. While the role of politics and political participation for sustainable development has been a well-researched topic, there is a lack of learning material and teacher training aimed at understanding the role of political education towards creation of a just, sustainable and peaceful world, the key ideas central to the discourse of Global Citizenship Education (GCED) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). 

Politics4Future curriculum has been developed and designed to address the gap based on the experience and research of the project partners in the field of teacher education and sustainability learning. Overall, the course will serve as a guide for pre-service teachers or teacher trainees to understand the interconnections between Education for Sustainable Development, Global Citizenship and Political Learning.  


Partners of the UNITWIN Network on Education for Sustainable Development and Social Transformation (UNiESD&ST):  

Matthias Barth and Deepika Joon

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Charles Hopkins and Katrin Kohl

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Mirian Vilela and Alicia Jimenez

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Alexander Siegmund and Max Spiegelberg

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Vassilios Makrakis

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Heila Lotz-Sisitka, Injairu Kulundu, John Bhurekeni, Phemelo PJ Hellemann

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Eligible participants from Costa Rica 

Ten students from National University of Costa Rica, studying Education (Basic or Secondary education of any specialization) will be selected to participate in this course. 

Participants need to have excellent English skills (writing and speaking)