International Mindeness

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Adapted from our workshop at the 2006 IBAP Regional Conference in Hanoi

Adapted from our workshop at the 2006 IBAP Regional Conference in Hanoi

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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • What is
    • International Mindedness?
  • 3. Global Quiz Who is this?
  • 4. Global Quiz Where is this?
  • 5. Global Quiz What is this?
  • 6.
    • International Mindedness
    • is more than knowing about other countries and cultures
  • 7. A Global Citizen Oxfam - 1997
  • 8. An International Standard of Education
    • A term used to describe a school which may, for example
    • Teach a franchised/licensed program from overseas,
    • Teach in English or another foreign language (taught by native-speaking teachers)
    • Uses resources and equipment brought from overseas
  • 9. An International Education
    • Includes a focus on global issues, not just those of one particular country or culture.
    • Encourages students to understand that all cultures have equal validity and to practice tolerance and understanding, leading to a peaceful world.
    • Adopts values both across cultures and within each culture.
  • 10. An International Education
    • Has characteristics which should include-
    • - Exposure to different cultures within the school
    • Exposure to different cultures outside the school
    • Teachers who demonstrate international-mindedness
    • - A balanced, formal curriculum
    • - Leadership that incorporates the values of internationalism
  • 11.
    • NOT teaching groups of students of different nationalities
    • NOT studying the history, geography and
    • customs of other countries
    • NOT arranging for foreign exchanges
    • NOT having a strong foreign languages
    • department.
    An International education is: … though each of these might help - Prof. George Walker, former Director General, IBO
  • 12. The IBO Mission Statement
    • The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
    • To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
    • These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
  • 13. The IB Learner Profile
    • Thinker Risk-taker
    • Inquirer Communicator
    • Reflective Open-minded
    • Balanced Caring
    • Knowledgeable Principled
    Being most of these things, most of the time, is the key to international mindeness
  • 14. A good educators demonstrate
    • Initiative  take action, before being asked
    • Reflection  How can I do it better, be better?
    • Organisation  be on time, follow deadlines, plan effectively
    • Collaboratation
    • Being caring  set boundaries and consequences, prepare students for their future
    • Knowing about the modern world
    • Knowing about current educational trends and use this knowledge
  • 15. Consider -
    • What will international mindedness look like in my classroom/school in my students, and me ?