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Cross-border Learning (SDG4)

This module will help you learn about cross-border learning and how it applies.

In this module you will be able to learn about:

  • How cross-border learning / education applies to Sustainable Development Goals.
  • What cross-border learning is.
  • The importance of cross-border learning.
  • How cross-border learning applies.


Learning Outcomes:

  • The learner understands the important role of education and lifelong learning opportunities for all (formal, non-formal and informal learning) as main drivers of sustainable development, for improving people’s lives and in achieving the SDGs.
  • The learner understands the important role of culture in achieving sustainability.
  • The learner understands that education can help create a more sustainable, equitable, and peaceful world.

Time needed

3 hours



Topic 1:

The Global Goals (retrieved 23.02.203) (

UNESCO (2005), OECD guidelines for quality provision in cross-border higher education.


Topic 2:

The World Bank 2007. Cross-Border Tertiary Education – ISBN-978-92-64-03363-4 © OECD and IBRD (

  1. Chan (19.10.2018). Education- Cross-border education for pupils of kindergartens and schools: The case in Hong Kong. The International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives.


Topic 3

Crossing Boarders Education (retrieved 23.02.2023) ( )


Topic 4:

N.V. Varghese (2006) Globalization of higher education and cross-border student mobility. Research papers IIEP.

European Commission (2021). Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport, and Culture. Erasmus+, what's in it for me?

European Commission (retrieved 23.02.2023) Erasmus+ EU programme for education, training, youth, and sport)

e-Twinning(retrieved 23.02.2023)

CEDEFOP (retrieved 24.02.2023)


Best Practices

Berna Aslan & Dürdane Bayram Jacobs (2014). Erasmus Student Mobility: Some Good Practices According to Views of Ankara University Exchange Students. Journal of Education and Future.

European commission. Twine Space. E-Twinning (retrieved 24.02.2023)

Hellenic Open University (retrieved 28.02.2023).