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Global education goes POP

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The general idea of this MOOC is to bring the global education dimension into youth work by exploring and learning how to use the POP culture as an element of mobilizing young people and connecting them to the Sustainable development goals.

You may ask yourself: Why global education? Why pop culture?

Today we live in an interdependent and changing world, filled with challenges and opportunities. To assist young people in understanding and tackling these global challenges, we need to provide opportunities for the youth to learn about and explore global issues.

Global Education does not provide the answers to all the questions of our time, but it does offer the potential to support young people to become conscious global citizens who question the world and are committed to their ideals.

Young people today consider popular culture to be ‘cool’. We define the pop culture as a relationship associated with young people everyday interests of music, art, media, internet, TV, radio and fashion – it offers creativity, challenges, participation and engagement.When you see a Lady Gaga music video, do you think of it as a teachable material? Probably not. But pop culture is a useful tool that can help get youth interested and engaged in learning, and even offer resources for better understanding global issues.

COURSE CONTENT

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INSTRUCTORS

Diana Nedeva

Diana Nedeva

Trainer and youth worker

C.E.G.A. Foundation– Bulgaria

Nora Kriechbaum

Nora Kriechbaum

Education worker

Suedwind Steiermark – Austria

Tea Stanic

Tea Stanic

Trainer and youth worker

Cazalla Intercultural – Spain

Kerstin Wittig-Fergeson

Kerstin Wittig-Fergeson

Trainer and youth worker

Future Worlds Centre/FWC – Cyprus

Indre Augutiene

Indre Augutiene

Trainer and youth worker

Global Citizens’ Academy/GCA – Lithuania

Tania Leskovar

Tania Leskovar

Trainer and youth worker

Inštitut za afriške študije – Slovenia

Diana Nedeva

Diana is Youth Activities Expert – at the moment actively involved in planning, developing and implementing activities for Roma youths. She also works on cultural projects with refugees, deaf, Roma and other communities. Diana has been working on non-formal education projects as a trainer and facilitator since 2012 with a focus on anti-discrimination, human rights, global education and intercultural learning. Since 2018 she is part of the training pool of the Bulgarian National Agency of Erasmus+ Program.

Nora Kriechbaum

Nora is a SDG workshop facilitator for Südwind in Austria, working with different age groups.

She studied Social Anthropology and is working and studying in teacher’s education.

Tea Stanic

Coming from the faculty of Arts of Ljubljana where she studied Spanish and French
philology, from the moment she entered the classroom for the first time she became a strong defender of the principles of non-formal education.
Tea Stanic has been active in the area of education for Gender Equality and Human
Rights for the past 11 years. Currently working as manager of European projects at the Association Cazalla Intercultural in Spain. She started exploring the topic of Gender and Gender Based Violence (GBV) in 2008 when involved in the Daphne III Program, coordinating the project Heartbeat in Lorca and conducting workshops for Young people on GBV in intimate relationships. After that she leaded numerous trainings for facilitators, teachers and trainers on GBV and micro aggressions, leaded conferences and seminars on the topic on the national and
international level.
From 2014 specially focused on invisible racism and micro aggressions, exploring the topic of power relations and developing methodology to be used in formal and non-formal educational settings.
A part from that, since 2012 she is actively involved in the training pool of the Spanish
National Agency of Erasmus+ Program, leading trainings of the EVS training cycle and TCAs. Moreover, passionate multiplier of the learning to learn competence, global
education and graphic facilitation.

Kerstin Wittig-Fergeson

Kerstin Wittig-Fergeson has over 10 years of experience in the field of Global
Education, specifically in preparing, developing and implementing trainings in the
formal and non-formal education sector, both on national and European level. She
has been involved in developing training materials, handbooks and other educational
tools on various topics related to Global Education. Kerstin holds a M.A.
International Relations/Peace-Conflict Studies; Educational Science and Islamic
Sciences from the University of Tübingen, Germany. She is based in Cyprus with her
husband and three children.

Indre Augutiene

Indre Augutiene holds a master’s degree in public administration from Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas. Youth work and non-formal education are in the roots of her professional career when she became an active member of the University Students’ Council in 2001.

Indre works in the field of global education since 2008. This educational concept became a huge passion of her life, therefore, in 2014, she opened an NGO Global Citizens’ Academy which aims to promote the values of global citizenship in Lithuania and beyond.

Indre has been a part of a number of international projects meant for the promotion of global education in both formal and non-formal education. She is also a co-author of several educational publications on global learning. She provides trainings at national and international levels for young people, youth workers and educators related to global education and Sustainable Development Goals.

Tanja Leskovar

Tanja has microbiology background from University of Ljubljana and MBA, she has worked as product manager in Pharmaceutical multinational corporation for 8 years.
Over 10 years now, she is actively engaged at Institute for African Studies, Slovenia where she is working as expert and project manager on global education, migration, human trafficking, empowerment and advocacy of vulnerable groups, providing psychosocial support and capacity building.

She has led many national roundtables with key stakeholders regarding, among others, global interconnectedness, migration & refugee topics, international seminars on inclusion of migrants, etc.
Her passion is working in the field of Global Education as trainer and facilitator striving to lead professionals as teachers and youth workers, and youth through learning process to achieve their full potential for sustainable oriented actions and to empower youth to become active advocates on Global topics as equality, sustainability and responsibility. As youth worker and expert in this digital world, she is all the time learning to be able to combine knowledge with a range of existing diverse digital tools to produce pop methodologies.
Her motto is “Learning can be simple, funny and worthy”