Developing a Global Perspective for Educators

Events and Activities

Developing a Global Perspective for Educators aims to integrate the themes of peace and justice, human rights, environmental sustainability and international development into educational curricula and practice, and thus instills a commitment to support Canada’s efforts abroad and at home among teachers and students.

The 2014-2015 initiative is multifaceted and stems from an increased commitment and expertise of the Faculty of Education to promote the knowledge, skills and attitudes of educators to work in an increasingly diverse and global community. Events will be in English unless designated bilingual. Most reference material will be available in French and in English.

DGPE Fall Institute

A Global Perspective: Civic Education and Democracy in Action
September 26-27, 2014

This annual Institute focuses on practical ways to integrate the themes of peace and social justice, human rights, environmental sustainability, and international development into educational curricula and practice. The Institute offers workshops, documentary screenings and plenary sessions for educators at all levels. Main sessions are bilingual and workshops are offered in English. Many NGO’s offer materials in both French and English. Consult our Fall Institute Event Program for full details. Online registration is available at http://www.education.uottawa.ca/.



Seminar Series & Film Festival

Please watch for information on Faculty of Education – Events and the DGPE website.



Collaborative Inquiry Sharing Day – Global Cohort

Please watch for information on Faculty of Education – Events and the DGPE website.



Global Education Research Network

A monthly gathering of professors, graduate students and teacher education candidates to discuss and present developing ideas and research in the field of global education. Watch for announcements of the first meeting. All are welcome to attend. Meetings will be bilingual.



Community Service Learning

Through the Community Service Learning component of our program DGPE facilitates volunteer placements for teacher candidates in the Global Cohort within the school system, community organizations, and non‐governmental organizations. During such placements, Bachelor of Education students have an opportunity to develop and implement resources that focus on peace and social justice education, human rights, gender equality, environmental sustainability, and international development. These placements are facilitated by the University of Ottawa’s Center for Global and Community Engagement.