Global Competency Powerpoint 2003Presentation Transcript
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
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 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).
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
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