Iceberg Concept of Culture 90 % of culture below the surface Above: Food, Games, dress, music, visual arts dance, literature, language, celebrations Below: courtesy , concepts of time, personal space, rules of conduct, facial expressions, non verbal communication, patterns, notions of modesty, ideals of child rearing, attitude towards elders, tolerance of physical pain, concept of past & future, concept of “self”, problem solving roles in relationship to age, sex, class, occupation, kinship
Vicki Davis: Global collaboration is “not talking ABOUT the world, but talking TO the world”
Global Collaboration as a Skill, not only to talk and create content, but also to know HOW to work collaborative technology tools It is NOT about the tools, but it is about the tools. Teachers and students NEED to know how to use a wiki, how to skype and work other collaboration tools in order to make global collaboration even possible.
Global Competence is the Capacity and Disposition to Understand and Act on Issues of Global Significance. Asia Society in “Preparing our Youth to Engage the World”
Investigate issues of global significance
Recognize your own and others’ perspectives
Communicate your ideas, views and position on issues in an effective way.
Learn to identify opportunities for productive action Develop and carry out informed plans
What does if mean to globalize the classroom?
How can I prepare my students for the future?
How can I become a globally connected educator?
Global Issues and News
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Use translation tools
Offer Collaboration & Help
Don’t be a Wallflower
Don’t shout out into the world
Seek Collaboration Partners
Connect, trust & Share
Participate in Global Conferences
Build a network
Around the World with 80 Schools
Flat Classroom Project
Global Awareness Projects & Reflections Langwitches Blog