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Global Citizenship

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Julia Mayer

on 14 November 2013

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Transcript of Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship
As part of the school's PSHE program ...
We aim to empower our students to learn about issues, think critically about how to solve them and act as responsible global citizens
Why?
Students will probably ask this question ...and may even answer it with 'Who cares?'.
A global citizen is someone who:
is aware of the wider world and has a sense of their own role as a global citizen
has an understanding of how the world works economically, politically, socially, culturally, technologically and environmentally.
participates in and contributes to the community at a range of levels from local to global
Respects and values diversity
is outraged by social injustice
is willing to act to make the world a more sustainable place
takes responsibility for their actions
To this end
We believe that - along with knowledge and values that have been gained from learning about global issues - students need to be equipped with the necessary skills to give them the ability and confidence to be pro-active in making a positive difference in the world.
Global citizenship is good education
Global citizenship acknowledges that we have the power as individuals to make changes

The world we live in is unfair and unequal

Global citizenship challenges misinformation and stereotyped views.

Our interdependent world encourages us to recognise our responsibilities toward each other
And ...
Global citizenship is about flexibility and adaptability as well as about a positive image about the future.
Key elements of global citizenship
As teachers we may ask what skills, knowledge and values are necessary for a young person to be active global citizen.
Knowledge
Social justice and equity
Diversity
Globalisation and interdependence
Peace and conflict
Skills
Critical thinking
Ability to argue effectively
Ability to challenge injustice and inequalities
Respect for people and things
Co-operation and conflict resolution
Values and attitudes
Sense of identity and self-esteem
Empathy
Commitment to social justice and equity
Value and respect for diversity
Concern for the environment and commitment to sustainable development
Belief that people can make a difference.
Possible topics
water vulnerability
land grabs
global food system/world food crisis
climate change
disasters
fair trade
developing rights /children's rights
war and peace/world conflicts
global poverty
child labour
recyling
There are a number of reasons to believe this....
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