Length Length

10 modules, accessible at any time

Effort Effort

1-2 hours a week

Price Price


Languages Languages


Video Transcripts Video Transcripts

English, ไทย, ລາວ, 中文

Prerequisites Prerequisites


Requirements Requirements

An internet connection to access course materials

why equitable education concepts

are important

innovative approaches to

equitable education

how to apply equitable education concepts

in their context

to achieve more

inclusive and equitable education



This course is self-paced. You can enroll and complete the course materials at any time before August 31, 2024.

This course provides an introduction, raises awareness, and builds capacity on ten core aspects of equitable education, why they are important, and especially what can be done in order to implement them in practice. The course equips you with the mindset, knowledge, and skills to be the CHANGEMAKER for equitable and inclusive education and learn how to narrow down the disparities in your own context.

Course modules guide the transformation of education across different levels; global, national, subnational, local, and community levels, and through various different expertise, from policy, financing, and leadership, to classroom context, utilization of learner-centered pedagogies, technology, data, and partnerships. This will lead to better educational outcomes for all and returns for investment in education.

Course content is practical, offering models, strategies, and tools for implementation. Our content is directed at a broad audience of education experts and practitioners, policy-makers, government officials, NGOs/CBOs in the education sector, educators, and students of any of these disciplines—open to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

The designations employed and the presentation of material throughout this online course do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of organizations preparing this online course concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

The ideas and opinions expressed in this online course are those of the presenters; they are not necessarily those of organizations preparing this online course and do not commit the organizations.


  • Short, narrated lectures
  • Activities
  • Collaborative discussions
  • Quizzes 
  • Worksheets
  • Personal reflections
  • Suggested readings

Logo and Patronage | UNESCO
EEF – Equitable Education Fund | กสศ. EEF – Equity Ed Hub | กสศ.
The Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organization | SDG4 Education 2030 - Global Education Cooperation Mechanism
Humanitarian Aid Organization for Children | Save the Children

Lead Faculty

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    Dr. Grisana Punpeng

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    Dr. Kraiyos Patrawart

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    Tirnud Paichayontvijit

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    Leonie Nagarajan

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    Linda Yeh

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    Ilja Riekki

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    Bunnawoot Bhuntuvech

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    Aarti Saihjee

This course is for

Policy-makers and government officials passionate about developing and implementing equitable education laws and policies

NGOs and CBOs advocating for the right to education in their local communities and on a global scale

Education experts and practitioners who want to learn and apply the Critically Reflective Practitioner Approach to their teachings

Students interested in gaining the mindset, knowledge, and skills to be changemakers for equitable education


Course logistics and requirements

This course is self-paced, so learners can join anytime and learn whenever and wherever is best for them. The course will remain available until 31st August 2024.

Please note that this course is not facilitated by a course team. We encourage students to engage with one another via the discussion forum. Any specific questions can be sent to the SDG Academy team at courses@sdgacademy.org.


Learners who successfully complete the course can pursue certification in two ways:

  • Firstly, learners have the option to upgrade, for a fee, to receive an edX Verified Certificate. Upon completing the final exam with a passing grade, the certificate will be made available on the edX platform.
  • Secondly, learners can earn a Certification of Completion awarded by UNESCO upon completion. If you would like to receive this certificate, be sure to complete the post-course survey and follow the instructions carefully. Please note that these certificates will be generated manually by the course team and sent to the email address you provide, therefore, you will not receive your certificate right away. Your patience is appreciated.


Module 1: What is equitable education?

Chapter 1: What is equitable education?

Chapter 2: Why is equitable education so important?

Chapter 3: How is equitable education implemented in practice?

Module 2: Equitable education laws and policies

Chapter 1: How is equitable education is reflected in laws and policies?

Chapter 2: What are the law and policy gaps in equitable education?

Chapter 3: How can a rights-based perspective be applied to influence equitable education laws and policies?

Module 3: Innovative financing for Equitable Education

Chapter 1: What is equitable education financing and resource allocation?

Chapter 2: What are the different financing concepts, models and mechanisms?

Chapter 3: How can innovative financial approaches help lessen disparities and increase equity?

Module 4: Decentralized education provision

Chapter 1: Why is decentralized equity education important?

Chapter 2: How can decentralized equity education be achieved?

Chapter 3: What can you do to facilitate decentralized equity education?

Module 5: Education leadership

Chapter 1: Leadership in implementing equitable and inclusive education, and why it is important for everyone

Chapter 2: How does leadership enable successful equitable and inclusive education?

Chapter 3: What can you do to facilitate leadership of equity and inclusive education in your context?

Module 6: Teacher professional development

Chapter 1: How do teacher qualifications, skills, and standards help equity and inclusion in education?

Chapter 2: What approaches can establish, develop and support teacher professional competencies?

Chapter 3: How is the Critically Reflective Practitioner approach to teacher professional development useful?

Module 7: Equitable and inclusive education in the classroom

Chapter 1: What does equitable and inclusive education in the classroom mean?

Chapter 2: What does learner-centred learning look like in practice, and what difference does it make?

Chapter 3: Who is most affected by a lack of equity and inclusion in education?

Module 8: Skills Development and Lifelong learning

Chapter 1: Lifelong learning: Developing skills for life and work

Chapter 2: Adult Learning and Education & Lifelong Learning system

Chapter 3: Our response and contribution to education and training change

Module 9: Data and technology for Equitable Education

Chapter 1: What are the data and technology gaps?

Chapter 2: What are the different data approaches and technologies available?

Chapter 3: How can data and technology increase equity and reduce disparities?

Module 10: Partnership for effective collaboration

Chapter 1: Why are partnerships so important for equitable education?

Chapter 2: What are the different models and levels of effective partnerships?

Chapter 3: How can partnerships be harnessed and applied effectively?