UNAAWA invites primary and secondary school communities to nominate teachers making outstanding contributions to global citizenship education. Nominations close on 12 September 2019.
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) inaugurated World Teachers’ Day in 1994. It commemorates the 1966 joint signing of the UNESCO/ILO (International Labour Organization) Recommendation on the Status of Teachers. In adopting this recommendation, governments automatically recognised the importance of competent, qualified and motivated teachers in society. Internationally, World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the first Friday in October. As this falls in school holidays in Australia, it is celebrated on the last Firday in October.
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.
How to Enter
The entry form for Primary teachers is available as both a PDF and a Microsoft Word document.
The entry form for Secondary teachers is available as both a PDF and a Microsoft Word document.
This entry form and supporting attachments (up to three documents) must be submitted electronically and received at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm Thursday 12 September 2019.
Selection Process and Criteria
The judging panel will select up to five finalists each for primary teachers (Kindergarten to year 6) and secondary teachers (Years 7 to 12) based on the nomination and supporting documentation received by the closing date.
A minimum of two members of the judging panel will interview finalists by visiting the school and observing elements of the global citizenship education program being implemented.
The judges will select finalists and prizewinners based on the degree of innovation, implementation and impact of teaching and learning
programs implemented over the previous 18 months.
For both the Primary and Secondary Awards:
- All finalists are invited to and acknowledged at the annual UN Day celebrations (coinciding with the celebration of World Teachers’ Day in Australia)
- Award winning teachers receive a trophy
Previous Finalists and Winners
Click here for finalists and winners in the 2018 World Teachers’ Day Awards.