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Uws lt global cit 2013

  1. 1. Global Citizenship, June 2013 Global Citizenship Henry Maitles University of the West of Scotland
  2. 2. Global Citizenship: UN Convention on Human Rights Global Citizenship, June 2013
  3. 3. Global Citizenship, June 2013 Never Again ‘I am a survivor of a concentration camp. My eyes saw what no man should witness. Gas chambers built by learned engineers. Children poisoned by educated physicians. Infants killed by trained nurses. Women and babies shot and burned by high school and college graduates. So, I am suspicious of education. My request is: help your students become more human. Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths, educated Eichmanns. Reading, writing, Arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more humane’. Global Citizenship: humanity
  4. 4. Global Citizenship, June 2013 Global Citizenship: democracy
  5. 5. Democracy – Tahrir Square Global Citizenship, June 2013
  6. 6. Global Citizenship, June 2013 Global Citizenship: enterprise?
  7. 7. Global Citizenship, June 2013 Global Citizenship: social justice
  8. 8. Global Citizenship, June 2013 Global Citizenship: equality
  9. 9. Global Citizenship: racism Global Citizenship, June 2013
  10. 10. Global Citizenship, June 2013 Global Citizenship:Islamophobia
  11. 11. Global Citizenship: rights and responsibilities Global Citizenship, June 2013
  12. 12. Global Citizenship, June 2013 R.E.S.P.E.C.T
  13. 13. Global Citizenship: Responsibility of all Global Citizenship, June 2013 Consideration of GC issues should be part of re-validation/SHR processes. Programmes will be expected to show that their students will be Developing global citizenship understandings. A Template to allow this to become embedded in our programmes should be developed for use in session 13-14, taking into account our regulatory and quality frameworks.
  14. 14. Global Citizenship, June 2013 Global Citizenship: main themes Knowledge and Understanding •Social Justice •Diversity •Globalisation •Sustainability •Peace and Conflict Skills •Critical thinking •Ability to argue effectively •Ability to challenge injustice •Ability to act and participate in the community Values and Attitudes •Sense of identity and self esteem •Empathy •Commitment to social justice •Respect for diversity •Concern for the environment •Belief that people can make a difference (OXFAM: A curriculum for global citizenship)
  15. 15. Global Citizenship: beyond the core • we will develop for session 2014-15 (piloted in trimester 2, 2014) an optional module on global citizenship. • we will develop a UWS certificate comprising of 3 20- credit level 7 modules to be undertaken voluntarily by students over the course of their studies at UWS. One possibility would be the new module, the one piloted by HNM/HEA and a specific SAUWS organized one. These will be facilitated by an SFC funded Secondment. Global Citizenship, June 2013
  16. 16. Global Citizenship: embedding Modern Languages • a fixed term appointment funded by SFC will take this forward in discussions with all schools and programmes. • Linked to this, we are taking forward opportunities to develop shorter ‘working abroad’ experiences for students. • Global Citizenship, June 2013
  17. 17. Global Citizenship, June 2013 Education for Citizenship: butterfly or caterpillar? ‘Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies - it creates awkward and disfunctional caterpillars. Butterflies are created through transformation’ (Stephanie Pace Marshall (1996)