To see a world in a grain of sand, <br />And a heaven in a wild flower, <br />Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, <br />And eternity in an hour. <br />William Blake - Auguries of Innocence<br />
This session presents the results of participatory intervention study for developing critical autonomy and global competencies among teacher candidates and offers creative strategies for producing media. <br />
Developing Global Competence<br />Global competence is the capacity and disposition to understand, and act on, issues of global significance. <br />(Boix-Mansilla & Jackson, 2010 Draft: Educating for Global Competence)<br />
WHAT IS GLOBAL COMPETENCY?<br />“A global-ready graduate [is] a person with a grasp of global systems, global issues, the dynamics of how things are interrelated and interconnected in the world, and how society can best address global issues.”- Ron Moffatt, Director of the San Diego State University International Student Center<br />“The skills to listen, observe and evaluate, analyze, interpret, and relate.”- Darla K. Deardorff, Director of Duke University’s International Education Administrators Assc.<br />“The ability to be fluent in at least one other language, such as Spanish or Mandarin; fluency with e-commerce and the Internet; a well-versed knowledge of geography; and, maybe most important, some knowledge of the political and cultural history of one or two countries or regions outside of Western Europe.”- Carol Conway, Director of the Southern Global Strategies Council<br />
<ul><li>I define global competency as the knowledge and skills people need to understand today's flat world and to integrate across disciplines so that they can comprehend global events and create possibilities to address them.
Global competencies are also the attitudinal and ethical dispositions that make it possible to interact peacefully, respectfully, and productively with fellow human beings from diverse geographies (Reimers, 2009).</li></li></ul><li>
How to Teach Media Literacy (Global Education)<br />
Global Competence (Ed Steps Project , 2010)<br />