Teachers return to studies

Vancouver Island University has a new program to help certified teachers become leaders in global education.

Vancouver Island University has a new program to help certified teachers become leaders in global education.

The global education graduate diploma program curriculum is designed to provide teachers with a broad field of study that explores the urgent need for global education in schools.

“Since the inception of VIU’s education programs, many students have expressed a keen desire to further their understanding and practice of global education in Canada and abroad,” said Nadine Cruickshanks, education faculty member.

Through a study of world events and circumstances, teachers learn to weave diverse perspectives into their practice and foster a sense of citizenship and recognition of the world’s diversity among their students.

Participants will implement best practices for incorporating global education into the K-12 curriculum.

The content includes local and global awareness, transformational understanding, and responsible, active citizenship.

Teachers who complete the program will be one project away from a masters degree.Start date is September pending sufficient enrolment.

For more information, please e-mail Kristine Chyplyk at kristine.chyplyk@viu.ca or call 250-740-6221.