What is the GCED Innovative Mindset?

Preparing young people for a smart future where they can thrive and enjoy a quality and meaningful life requires one to have an innovative mindset that seeks to address the challenges faced by education through intelligent solutions and approaches to predict an uncertain future, and pursue effective strategies to overcome the obstacles to shaping this very future. The GCED Innovative Mindset is a framework to drive change and advance Global Citizenship Education.

The GCED Innovative Mindset Framework

What we mean when we talk about innovating.


Identify the Gap/Issue.

To make a meaningful impact, identify the root cause of an issue or problem around you.


Think Big.
Start Small.

It is all about thinking big, keeping the goal small, the team tight and the timeline short.


Reflective Action.

Don’t overthink it,
just try it. But when you try, reflect on the impact and how you could be more innovative!


Fail Forward and Excel.

Foster open-mindedness and a growth mindset. Use your setbacks to fuel future success. If you're not prepared to fail forward, it will be hard to come up with anything original.


Celebrate Small Wins.

Celebrating small wins is essential to make big changes and bigger impact!