International Teacher Certificate Unit 1: Education in a Global Context
The ECIS International Teacher Certificate is a professional development qualification which will
help your teachers develop their skills and deepen their knowledge around the intersection of
intercultural awareness and global competence.
For more than ten years, the International Teacher Certificate (ITC) has empowered teachers from across
the world to change their schools, themselves, and the lives of their students. The certificate programme
follows the philosophical framework of intercultural competence as proposed by UNESCO and the
Council of Europe, and explained cogently by Prof. Michael Byram (Durham University), as indicated in
the following statements:
EDUCATION IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
INTERCULTURAL KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING, ATTITUDES
How do we integrate intercultural competence in a classroom setting? Working off intercultural
development theory, and complemented by selected ‘critical incidents’ case studies, the
globally-competent teacher learns to recognise, understand, communicate, and work effectively
across cultures in the classroom.
This module will take about 6 hours to complete.
All participants are recommended to have English language competencies comparable to Level
B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Further
information may be obtained through the Council of Europe website.
Please note: The ITC is a professional development qualification, not an accredited teacher qualification.
We do offer an accredited teacher qualification: click here to learn about (or register for) the teacher
To find out about our online International Teacher Certificate contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Together, we create a movement to change the way the world learns.