The exchange about Global Citizenship Education between Ugandan, Zambian and Belgian lecturers: good practices

Presented by

For the exchange between Uganda & Belgium:

Béatrice Florence, Remi Scoupe, Monica Josephine Atai, Daniel Onyango, Medad Niwagaba, Lameca Kasozi Ndiwalana, Alice Babirye


For the exchange between Zambia & Belgium:

Bieke Steenman & Leen Van der Stock

May 7th 2020
Bluepoint, Brussels


May 7th 2020








5 Ugandan Teacher Trainers representing the 5 Ugandan Colleges and 2 Belgian Teachers Trainers from Henallux Malonne.

2 Flemish teacher trainers associated with Howest, hogeschool West-Vlaanderen. They will share their own experience with the Lesson Study trajectory and represent their Zambian colleagues associated with Malcom Moffat College of Education.

Short contents:

Exchange between Ugandan and Belgian lecturers with focus on gender

The exchange aims to explore a new way to foster GCE practices in the teacher trainer programs of both countries. The exchange consists of 1 visit in each country, respectively Uganda in March and Belgium in May 2020. On one hand, they will discover the application in each country of specific teacher training practices as active teaching and learning (ATL), ICT, internships, micro-lessons… Simultaneously, the lecturers will reflect, be trained and discover pedagogical tools about GCE and gender in order to co-construct an educational tool/lesson combining the topic of gender and ATL. This latter will be tested and improved in both contexts.

Lesson study as an effective model for intercultural collaborative learning: a good practice

In the second part of this workshop we present the process of strengthening the global citizenship competences of two Zambian and two Flemish teacher trainers via an international Lesson Study trajectory: a classroom-based, collaborative mode of professional learning originating from Japan. In this case both a Flemish as well as a Zambian class practice (with a focus on a specific global education topic) was systematically investigated by the participating lecturers, with the aim of bringing in different (non-)Western perspectives and more generally of improving the quality of teaching and learning. We share the learnings, insights and materials we developed during this trajectory. By doing so we aim to give insight in and hands-on tools for establishing Lesson Study as a sustainable way to contribute to the professionalization of teachers in the field of global education.