Global Teacher Education (GatherED)

The GatherED project aims to enhance diversity competence and digital responsibility in teacher education. Particularly by increasing knowledge and understanding of global education and global digital citizenship in multilingual and multicultural teacher education contexts.

Research points out that schools and teachers play a key role in equalizing and compensating for social differences in school achievements. Carrying out this project on diversity and global citizenship transnationally is essential for understanding the challenges and opportunities in teaching practices across the participating countries. The project results will create opportunities to impact policies and curricula at local levels and the integration of global citizenship practices in teacher education and schools in order to increase teachers’ capacity to meet European requirements for competent youth and children. 


The overarching aim of the GatherED project is to explore diversity in different forms and increase awareness of aspects related to global citizenship.

The objectives are to

  • respond to the need for teacher competence for diversity, digital responsibility and global citizenship
  • develop tools and methodologies to support teachers, including online training and toolkit
  • increase teachers’ and student teachers’ competencies and expand learning from experiences in the five participating countries

Developing tools and resources

The project will develop an Open Education Resource (EdX course) together with a toolkit for teachers that can be implemented in the five partner countries. Main target groups are pre-service teachers (student teachers) as well as practicing teachers.