On 14-15 September 2022, APCEIU visited the Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Cooperation Centre (GCC) at Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia and related stakeholders, including the Ministry of Education and Institute of Teacher Education Malaysia. The GCC-USM (Director: Prof. Rohizani Yaakub) at the School of Educational Studies of USM was established in 2021 as part of APCEIU’s GCED Institutional Capacity-Building for Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) project. During the meeting with Prof. Rahimi Che Aman, Dean of School of Educational Studies, USM, APCEIU appreciated the university’s strong support for the GCC-USM, which has served its role as a hub for teaching and learning GCED in Malaysia since its establishment.
On 14 September, sharing the achievements of GCC at USM, APCEIU and USM consulted on the ways of enhancing collaboration for promotion of GCED with the Ministry of Education and Institute of Teacher Education Malaysia.
On 15 September, APCEIU attended the GCED Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Conference held at SMK AGAMA Baling secondary school in Baling, Kedah. Ms. Yangsook Lee, Deputy Head of the Institute of GCED, APCEIU, delivered her congratulatory message and celebrated for the launch of the school-community collaboration project to integrate GCED as well as the launch of the GCED Corner at SMK AGAMA Baling.
APCEIU also visited SK Covent Bukit Mertajam Primary school in Penang, which has participated in the pilot test of new GCED material focusing on Media-Information Literacy (MIL) to be released by the end of this year.
APCEIU will continue its partnership with USM to further promote GCED in the region.