What Is World Teachers’ Day and Why Should We Celebrate It?

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

Education truly is our most powerful tool, and that’s why it’s so important to celebrate World Teachers’ Day. Teachers facilitate learning, spread knowledge and push us to be curious and excel—they deserve to be acknowledged, thanked and appreciated for all they do.

What is World Teachers’ Day?

Since 1994, World Teachers’ Day (also known as International Teachers’ Day) has been celebrated annually on the 5th of October across the world. The event was launched by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) to celebrate the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This was when governments unanimously recognized how important it is that society contains competent, qualified and motivated teachers.

World Teachers’ Day promotes lifelong learning

World Teachers’ Day has grown in popularity over the past decade as people all over the world ramp up efforts to ensure inclusive and quality education is provided for all, and to promote lifelong learning opportunities worldwide.

photo showing a classroom and two young students looking at a globe with their teacher

World Teachers’ Day provides us with the opportunity to thank every teacher or instructor that has contributed to your life through education.

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At the Interaction Design Foundation, we want to celebrate and thank the teaching profession worldwide. This, of course, includes the design experts who create our top-quality educational materials!

As an organization focused on our mission, we continue to contribute to the teaching profession through our mission to make high-quality UX education accessible and affordable to people across the world. But that’s not the end of it, we’re going to celebrate in an even bigger way this World Teachers’ Day and offer 25% off IxDF membership between 5-7th October!

In line with World Teachers’ Day, we believe learning is a lifelong process and our membership therefore includes access to our complete range of online UX design courses so you can learn about all aspects of UX design at your own pace and in your own time. From design thinking and interaction design, to UX management and usability testing, you can learn how to become a UX designer from scratch.

The purpose of World Teachers’ Day is to acknowledge, evaluate and enhance the instructors of the world. Take a minute to thank everyone who’s contributed to your education thus far, and check out this exclusive opportunity to continue your lifelong learning by signing up for IxDF membership .

References & Where to Learn More

Learn more about World Teachers’ Day on the UNESCO site.

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