How to Solve Today's Wicked Problems in Global Citizenship Education Using Paulo
Dates: 16-17 December, 2019, from 9am to 4pm
Place: Fingo Amazon-training room, 6th floor, Elimäenkatu 25-27, Helsinki, Finland
The Amazon is burning, natural resources are running out, climate change threatens all of
us and inequality is increasing. It is no secret that we are facing enormous global
problems today. Some of us ignore the issues, some freeze in front of them and many of us
simply feel hopeless. How would Paulo Freire approach these wicked problems we face today?
Freire would not give us any miraculous quick-fix for tackling these challenges, as he
believed that, ‘“No one knows everything and no one knows nothing; no one educates anyone,
no one educates himself alone, people educate each other, mediated by the world”.
Come join us and discover out how critical, engaging and problem solving based Global
Citizenship Education is done today both in the Global South and North, by using Freire’s
approach. In this training, we will co-create and deepen our level of understanding of
quality Global Citizenship Education and its connection to the Sustainable Development
This training is meant for civil society organization employees and volunteers with some
experience in Global Citizenship Education, development communications and campaigns. This
participatory training will encourage participants to engage in brave, innovative
teaching/campaign strategies for Global Citizenship Education and introduce new and
creative ideas and tools for their work, by using Freire’s approach.
During the training, you will get familiar with principles distilled by American scholar
Michael Q. Patton (*) from the use of Freire’s approaches in Brazil, Guinea Bissau, and
the United States. You will be able to identify how some or all of them are embedded in
your work and the work of Southern organizations. You will also learn how to better apply
them in your own work.
The trainer will be Madza Ednir from São Paulo, Brazil. Madza has a long history of
educating teachers, principals and community leaders and supporting processes of change in
Brazil. Her main interest is to connect educators all over the world, to promote education
for global learning and for sustainable global society. Madza has a lot of experience in
Freire’s approach, having studied and worked with Professor Paulo Freire. She has planned
this workshop in dialogue with Fingo’s educators and with her colleague Claudia Ceccon, a
Facilitator of Educational and Social Changes, a Freire’s ideas implementer.
(*) Michael Quinn Patton , the founder and director of Utilization -Focused Evaluation and
author of several books on Evaluation, has been studying and applying Paulo Freire’s
principles in his practice since the years 1970, when he first read the “Pedagogy of the
This training is organized in cooperation between Finnish Development NGOs -
Fingo<https://www.fingo.fi/english> and Bridge 47 – Building Global
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co-created by 15 European and global civil society organizations. Bridge 47 mobilizes
civil society all around the world to contribute to global justice and the eradication of
poverty through Global Citizenship Education. Bridge 47 is co-funded by the European
Training fee: 60€ Fingo’s member organizations, 120€ other organizations and 240€ other
participants. The training is held in English.
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