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Global Competency Powerpoint 2003 Global Competency Powerpoint 2003 Presentation Transcript

  • Global Competency
    • a necessity for the 21st Century
  • Global Competency Defined:
    • There is no “ONE” definition for global competency.
    • Our definition for global competency is :An ability to understand across traditional cultural linguistic, ethnic, and economic differences. This includes the richness of human diversity and knowledge that we are all inhabitants of the same planet, in which our individual worlds overlap.
  • Steps to Global Competence
    • Step One : Global Awareness
    • Step Two: Diversity & Openness
    • Step Three: Globalization
    • Step Four: Participation Socially & Globally
  • Important Competencies for the fast paced Information Age:
    • Open Mindedness & Flexibility
    • Cultural Interest & Sensitivity
    • Being Technologically Savvy
    • Ability to work in groups
    • Having Strong Language Skills
    • Understanding the cause and effect of global change
    • digital world
    • analog schools
    global world local schools dangerouslyirrelevant.org Permission granted and Images used from dangerouslyirrelevant.org
  • Different Organizations are Now Reaching Out to a New Generation through the Internet to Help the Community
    • Oxfam.org
    • Gen- We.org
    • Whitebandaction.org
    • worldvision.org
    • stopglobalwarming.org
  • Oxfam International Oxfam.org
    • 13 organizations working together to find lasting solutions to poverty and justice
    • Part of a global movement for change.
    • Raises awareness on the causes of poverty and encourages people (like me and you) to take action.
    • Oxfam has campaigns for climate change, world AIDS, agriculture, health & education, as well as control arms.
  • Generation We Gen-We.org
    • The Millennial’s are a special generation. They are not pessimistic or vengeful. Rather, they are sober in their view of the world. They believe in technology and know they can innovate themselves out of the mess they are inheriting (Greenberg, 2008).
    • According to Eric Greenberg, the following Four Fundamental Rights should be a part of the Millennial agenda:
            • Right to health- an unspoiled environment, good nutrition, and affordable healthcare.
            • Right to a good education.
            • Right to clean, affordable energy
            • Right to information, including computing power, and unfettered internet access (2008).
  • Whitebandaction.org
    • This website contains several organizations that have set up a Global online action which gives people around the world a chance to tell their government that they must keep their promise and meet The Millennium Development Goals.
    • According to White Band Action (2008) “In the year 2000 the governments of the world came together and agreed on eight goals to help end poverty.” The Millennium Development Goals that should be met by 2015 are as follows:
          • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
          • Achieve universal primary education
          • Promote gender equality and empower women
          • Reduce child mortality
          • Improve maternal health
          • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and other diseases
          • Ensure Environmental Sustainability
          • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Denial is no longer an option…
    • “ The problems of today will not go away if we just sweep it under the rug and ignore them. They will only get worse” (Greenberg, 2008).
    • Some people today are living under the impression that their personal actions do not have a direct impact on what is going on in the world; Ideas similar to this is also known as “fallacy of the commons”
    • We have to comprehend the part we take in the impairment of this earth, understanding and knowing the modifications we can develop to sustain the planet for future generations.
    • What are you going to do?
    • Are you a Millennial?
    • Are you part of Generation We?
  • Generation We - The Motivation Gen-We.org Permission granted to use this video by Malia Cohen of Gen-We.org
  • In My Name Video - Will.I.Am Organization: Oxfam http://www.oxfam.org.au/campaigns/in-my-name/the-song.php
  • References
    • Hunter, W. D. (2004, Spring). Got global competency? International Educator , 6-12. Retrieved November 26, 2008, from NAFSA.org Web site: http://www.nafsa.org/_/File/_/ go_global_competency.pdf    Abascal, J. R., Brucato, L., Stephenson, P., & Brucato, D. (2006,2005, 2003). Essential elements for effectiveness: A guide to personal and professional success in our global community (3rd Edition ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Custome Publishing.
    • Greenberg, E. H., & Weber, K. (2008, October). Generation We . Emeryville, CA: Pachatusan. (Original work published 2008) Retrieved December 2, 2008, from Gen-We.org Web site: http://gen-we.com/ sites/default/files/GenWe_EntireBook3.pdf  
    • Generation We (Producer). (2008). The Movement [Motion picture]. United States: Gen-We. Retrieved December 3, 2008, from Generation We Web site: http://www.gen-we.org/ Will.I.Am (2008).
    • In my name [Recorded by A. Kidjo]. Retrieved December 3, 2008, from Oxfam, GCAP Web site: http:// inmyname.com /find-out- more/media/audio  
    • McLeod, S. (2008, October). 21st Century Section.In Slide - Digital, global world. Analog, local schools. [PowerPoint Slide]. Retrieved December 2, 2008,from Dangerously Irrelevant Web site:http://www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org/21st_century
    • Whitebandaction. (2008). White band action [About Organization]. Retrieved December 5, 2008, from GCAP Web site: http://www.whitebandaction.org/about
  • Group 4 Members
    • Sarah Riezenman
    • Paola Sobalvarro