The IEUA WA Branch is delighted to be supporting the 2018 World Teachers’ Day Awards. General Secretary of the IEUA WA Branch, Angela Briant, is on the judging panel for the second year in a row. United Nations Association of Australia WA Branch (UNAAWA) recognises outstanding teacher contributions to Global Citizenship Education. Nominations for the 2018 Awards close on 7 September. Global Citizenship Education is an integrated approach to teaching and learning that develops a sense of belonging to a broader community and common humanity. It includes education for human rights, peace, multicultural communities and sustainable development. Global Citizenship Education develops student understanding of the UN 2030 Global Goals for Sustainable Development and empowers students to be active citizens in a complex and uncertain world. These awards acknowledge the programs undertaken by teachers to transmit these ideals and principles to students and the wider community. Primary and secondary school communities are invited to nominate teachers making outstanding contributions to global citizenship education. Nominations close on 7 September 2018. Primary or secondary individual or groups of teachers are eligible for nomination by community members, who much complete their entry by submitting:
  • Nomination form
  • Description of program
  • Supporting evidence of implementation and impact
For more information on the process, themes, criteria and timelines, please visit the WA UNAA page or email: gcs@unaa-wa.org.au Download the information flyer here   About World Teachers’ Day: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) inaugurated World Teachers’ Day in 1994. It commemorates the 5 October 1966 joint signing of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation on the Status of Teachers. In adopting this recommendation, governments automatically recognised the importance of competent, qualified and motivated teachers in society. While World Teachers’ Day is celebrated internationally on 5 October, in Australia it is celebrated on the last Friday in October – this year’s date being Friday 26 October.