Each domain of " “H.U.M.A.N.E.” Education, as the essence of holistic GCED, is converged into 6 core courses (18 credits) and offered for a Certificate in Holistic Global Citizenship. Real problems and issues in the SDGs are dealt with in classes and practicum with innovative and realistic approaches are conducted. Under the value-based collaborator learning, the expected outcome of the Holistic Global Citizenship Program at GRACE School is a Global Problem Solver (GPS) who is equipped with actual problem-solving capacities while embracing the right values and attitudes.
The strength of academic programs at GRACE School is on “Learning by Doing” through practicum, capstone, and project courses. It gives students unparalleled access to exciting hands-on experiences around the globe, allowing students to practice learning with real cases and issues and to have tailored career exercises.
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Honesty, Integrity & Responsibility: Ethics and Global Citizenship
This course presents ethics as the foundation for Global Citizenship Education (GCED) and teaches how to live as a global citizen in light of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). How does a community this large and this diverse establish and create shared values, and include, most importantly, a shared sense of what constitutes the “good” for all? Are ethics, as these values are generally called, part of a transcendent moral order that binds all human beings, or does being human mean determining for ourselves what is right or wrong? And if that is the case, who decides, and on what basis? Our course will explore these questions. It will cover the traditional ethical schools while focusing on areas in which globalization affects an unprecedentedly large number of people across national borders: business, government regulation, and technology.
Universally Visible and Transcendent World View for Global Citizenship
This course is to provide students an opportunity to consider the development of our societies and global village in terms of its driving force, aims, and final destination. Furthermore, it discusses the transcendent world (view), the need, and the importance of which we hardly contemplate in our daily lives. Knowing that the visible world is associated with various issues and concerns to resolve them and it is we who are to be changed in order to transform the world for better, governing factors for the invisible world will be examined and attendees will be invited to this meaningful life-time lifetime task. After taking this course, it is expected for students to plan their lives in God’s sight and to tackle on the life they decide to take.
Mutual Collaboration for Sustainable Prosperity : Breeding Empathy for Global Citizenship
This course is about nurturing a globally engaged citizen; a human who has empathy for with other people and the planet, is willing and able to play as an agent to address the challenges that are increasing in numbers, and, in complexity within the globalizing world, has an intention to contribute to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While this course utilizes methodologies such as, project-based learning, case study, student-designed projects, and social service learning that are used by changemaker education and social innovation courses, the focus of this course is more on the formation of the mindset rather than on problem-solving skills.
Advancement of Capacity Building for Global Citizenship
The purpose this course is to nurture the students as future leaders with the ability of ‘Capacity Building’ for themselves and others to obtain, improve, and retain the skills, knowledge, tools, equipment and other resources needed to do their jobs competently or to a greater capacity so that they may survive, adapt and thrive in a fast-changing world. This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills as well as some practical exercise in ‘capacity building’, but the emphasis of the course will be laid on the transformation of the students to be the better global citizens with an ethical, moral mindset and a caring heart for the people in the isolated and inferior environments to overcome the cause of their exclusion and suffering with what they have studied and practiced in this course, ‘capacity building.’
Networking for Our Future Survival: Sustainable Development and Environment
Environmental sustainability can play a significant role in contributing to the development and the human well-being. It can reduce factors that cause human vulnerability, and lead to human migration and insecurity, such as storms, droughts or environmental mismanagement. This course underlines the sustainable development by focusing on critical thinking to the balance with sustainable development on the environment. It reviews and discusses smart technologies, urban design and planning, policies, and development strategies that can bring dramatic improvements in urban livability and sustainability.
Education for Global Citizenship
The 'Education for Global Citizenship' course provides strategies for promoting global citizenship competence in educational settings. This course begins with an introduction to global education, focusing on what it is and why it is important. Students will then learn about GCED domains and issues, about curriculum design and learning strategies from GCED example schools, and about schools and NGOs that are already incorporating global citizenship education. Students will actively incorporate content from the examples into their own program, curriculum design, and lesson planning through in-class practice.