HAVING WHAT IT TAKES What Students Need to be Globally Competitive
THE FLAT WORLDMore and more we are living in what has been called a “Flat World”A flat world means that more people around the globe can participate in world affairs.This includes the need for more global education.
What is global education? Global education is an effort to cultivate in young people a perspective of the world which emphasizes the interconnection among cultures, species, and the planet.
What is the purpose of global education?
Its purpose is to develop in youth the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to live effectively in a world possessing limited natural resources and characterized by ethnic diversity, cultural pluralism, and increasing interdependence.
What it takes to be globally competitive Friedman said, “In the future, how we educate our children may prove to be more important than how much we educate them.”
Skills Students Need to Achieve
Learn how to learn
Have Passion and Curiosity
A Need to Like People
Nurture Your Right Brain
LEARN HOW TO LEARN
Constantly absorb new info Be excited about learning Love to learn Learn new ways of doing old things Be motivated to teach yourself -Teachers should create a sense of excitement in learning to use these skills for learning.
HAVE PASSION & CURIOSITY
CQ + PQ > IQ
Passion to learn (passion quota)
Curiosity to discover (curiousity quota)
Is over intelligence quota (IQ)
Freidman said, “Nobody works harder at learning than a curious kid.”
A NEED TO LIKE PEOPLE
This starts with teachers. You can’t light a fire of passion in someone else if it doesn’t burn in you to begin with.
Students need to see a teacher who really cares.
They in turn will develop that fire.
People skills will become more valuable than computer skills.
NURTURE YOUR RIGHT BRAIN
Left Side - Constructive Right Side - Creative Artistic execution Emotional expression Pursuing the transcendent Tackling challenges Forging relationships Seeing the big picture We need to work these components into learning by having the ability to create and capacity to empathize Sequences of transaction Solving routine problems Analysis of components Execution of transaction Literalness of thought These are components we must have to learn, but there is more to learning than transaction.
Being a more right-brained person: You can “do what you love” You can learn to make a connection with music and improving social skills You can enhance your over-all quality of life You can become a better student and enhance your intellectual abilities You can become more creative and appreciative You can become more adaptive to a global world.
Conclusion:All the Global Skills Needed: Learn to be a self-motivator Apply your learning skills to new situations Be able to find & organize information Be able to analyze information Conduct investigation and research Be able to communicate well in various forms Always be willing to improve Be a cooperative learner with others