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"Education in the times of Corona: Is preparing for peace and global citizenship, a priority?"

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The current situation has brought us to a VUCA world— Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. The term "Physical distancing" has been replaced by the undesirable "Social Distancing". As educators, we know that we cannot deny or retreat from the fear this world brings, however, we need to engage with our learners through hope and action to overcome these times and shape an emotionally resilient, more connected and peaceful generation. There is no denying that fostering a culture of peace and global citizenship can be an effective response to shaping the VUCA 2.0 world—Vision, Understanding, Courage and Adaptability.

This crisis can be an opportunity for everyone involved in education (including parents, edupreneurs, school leaders, educators, and young people) to formulate questions that lead us into authentically fresh perspectives and unprecedented inquiries that are truly distinct, yet derived from those we have employed, for some time, in our attempts to elicit visions of and plans for a preferred world. Towards the conceptualization of this vision, we bring to you the 4th Edition of the Online Educational Leadership Forum "Education in the times of Corona" series entitled "Education in the times of Corona: Is preparing for peace and global citizenship a priority?" for educators and school leaders.

Panel Moderator

Aaryan Salman


Global Citizenship Foundation


Dr. Ashok K Pandey


Council for Global Citizenship Education

Dr. Paul Downes


Educational Disadvantage Centre, Institute of Education, Dublin City University, Ireland

Monika Froehler

Chief Executive Officer

Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens


Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education Specialist

UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP)

Deepti Singh

Global Schools Program Advocate

SDSN for Youth

Alesse Freitas Nunes

Research Scholar

Faculty of Education, Soka University, Japan

About the Online Educational Leadership Forum


Online Education Leadership Forum is hosted by the Council for Global Citizenship Education under the auspices of the Global Citizenship Foundation.


The Online Education Leadership Forum (OELF), is a community of practice and a platform that brings together educators and school leaders to discover, discuss, shape, empower, influence and advance the discourse on— and be a springboard aiding action towards— transforming education for human flourishing.


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