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A presentation for a grad course on diversity in education at UBCO – this was one component of a group project.

A presentation for a grad course on diversity in education at UBCO – this was one component of a group project.

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  • - all parts of world are interconnected - everyone is a stakeholder <br />
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  • - What happens elsewhere affects us - Ex. Sept. 1th, Indonesian Tsunami, H1N1, Haiti... <br /> <br />
  • - Is global education a separate curriculum or program (Egbo - yes) Reality ??? <br /> - definition of global educ program - bottom of p. 100 <br /> <br />
  • *Elements of authentic Global Awareness Education: <br /> - awareness of interconnectedness <br /> - knowledge of world issues and events <br /> - respect for diversity and difference <br /> - knowledge of one&apos;s own cultural background & identity <br /> - appreciation of other perspectives or worldviews <br /> - in-depth knowledge of events that have shaped and continue to shape the world <br /> - empathy for others <br /> - advocacy skills <br /> <br />
  • - includes local issues, but builds on them and connects them to larger world - "act locally, think globally" <br /> <br />
  • *Promoting Diversity and Global Awareness through Virtual Classrooms <br /> Web-based Can. and international global awareness programs (formal) <br /> - Associated Schools project of UNESCO http://www.unesco.ca/en/interdisciplinary/aspnet/default.aspx <br /> - iEARN http://www.iearn-canada.org/index.htm <br /> - Butterfly208 (CIDA)http://r4r.ca/en/resource/butterfly-208 <br /> - Global Classroom Initiative (CIDA)http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/gci <br /> - Global Virtual Classroomhttp://www.virtualclassroom.org/ <br /> - CAPhttp://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cap-pac.nsf/eng/home <br /> <br />
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  • Ethical issues arise - most notably, the digital divide - lack of access to technology (for a variety of reasons) <br /> <br />
  • - too often technology developed by the main culture (English, white culture) - however many, many examples of appropriation - whole point of web is grassroots <br />
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  • Global Awareness a component of non-negotiable knowledge Created by Anne-Marie holmwood As part of a group presentation for EDUC. 526 Feb. 2010 cc licensed flickr photo by _fLeMmA__: http://flickr.com/photos/mirkogarufi/514406103/
  • We are all interconnected cc licensed flickr photo by Erica_Marshall: http://flickr.com/photos/erica_marshall/2885783824/
  • In this era of interconnection, global awareness does not mean simply learning about other cultures’ foods and holidays. It is more than geography and educators must foster deep engagement with evolving world issues. cc licensed flickr photo by robynejay: http://flickr.com/photos/learnscope/3349972303/
  • We must teach that what happens elsewhere affects all of us
  • How is Global Awareness taught? etic culture: to teach culture (Global education) from the outside looking in. emic culture: allows for immersion in a particular culture or issue (an attempt to approximate what it feels like to be part of it). cc licensed flickr photo by rogiro: http://flickr.com/photos/riot/70161759/ cc licensed flickr photo by Magalie L'Abbé: http://flickr.com/photos/magtravels/3099817962/
  • awareness of interconnectedness knowledge of world issues and events respect for diversity and difference knowledge of one's own cultural background & identity appreciation of other perspectives or world views Elements of Authentic in-depth knowledge of events that have Global shaped and continue to shape the world Awareness empathy for others Education advocacy skills cc licensed flickr photo by Cayusa: http://flickr.com/photos/cayusa/2051756510/
  • Global awareness education includes knowledge about local communities and local issues. cc licensed flickr photo by silverfuki: http://flickr.com/photos/silverfuki/3008418570/
  • Diversity and global awareness can be promoted through formal virtual classrooms. web-based programs are designed to increase students’ knowledge and understanding of world issues. They allow classrooms to collaborative beyond geographical borders, and help connect educators and students globally. http://www.flickr.com/photos/virtualdesignoffice/ 219954613/in/set-72057594066255493/ Associated Schools project of UNESCO http://www.unesco.ca/en/interdisciplinary/aspnet/default.aspx iEARN http://www.iearn-canada.org/index.htm Butterfly208 (CIDA) http://r4r.ca/en/resource/butterfly-208 Global Classroom Initiative (CIDA) http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/gci Global Virtual Classroom http://www.virtualclassroom.org/ CAP (Community access program) http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cap-pac.nsf/eng/home
  • Visitors to my blog cc licensed flickr photo by woodleywonderworks: http://flickr.com/photos/wwworks/2222523486/
  • The Digital Divide cc licensed flickr photo by shareski: http://flickr.com/photos/shareski/3165691434/
  • Concerns arise when much of the digital material that is produced is not truly representative of global cultures. However, new possibilities can be created as the web allows people to share ideas, connect, and by- pass traditional information channels. cc licensed flickr photo by Ajda Gregorčič: http://flickr.com/photos/ajdagregorcic/2752835362/cc licensed flickr photo by Danard Vincente: http://flickr.com/photos/danardvincente/2512148705/
  • Information in this presentation is from Chapter 4 “Transformative Frameworks for Promoting Diversity” Teaching for Diversity in Canadian Schools by Benedicta Egbo ©2009