Applications invited for Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (TECH)

Applications invited for Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (TECH)

Organization: UNESCO

Event Duration: 10 Dec. 2019 - 12 Dec. 2019

Apply By: 15 Jun 2019

About the organization

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization  is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris. Its declared purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations CharterIt is the successor of the League of Nations' International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation.

Event Description

TECH 2019 aims to showcase the role of digital pedagogy in enabling a shift from “transmissive pedagogies” to “transformative pedagogies” to create peaceful and sustainable societies.This conference aims to further strengthen the momentum of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education  (GCED) by demonstrating how emotional intelligence - built by Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) aimed at building skills and competencies such as attention control, emotional regulation, perspective taking,  empathy, compassion, critical inquiry and systems thinking among others - are key for sustained success in achieving SDG 4.7.

Submission Guidelines:

  • The title of the proposal should convey the exact topic and its content.
  • Please prepare a brief yet detailed description of your session covering the subject, objective and proposed outcome, before proceeding to the online form.
  • The method you use to deliver your presentation must align with one of the session formats and themes.
  • Please also submit a brief bio of the primary presenter.

UNESCO is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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