- all parts of world are interconnected - everyone is a stakeholder
- What happens elsewhere affects us - Ex. Sept. 1th, Indonesian Tsunami, H1N1, Haiti...
- Is global education a separate curriculum or program (Egbo - yes) Reality ??? - definition of global educ program - bottom of p. 100
*Elements of authentic Global Awareness Education: - 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 worldviews - in-depth knowledge of events that have shaped and continue to shape the world - empathy for others - advocacy skills
- includes local issues, but builds on them and connects them to larger world - "act locally, think globally"
*Promoting Diversity and Global Awareness through Virtual Classrooms Web-based Can. and international global awareness programs (formal) - 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 Classroomhttp://www.virtualclassroom.org/ - CAPhttp://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cap-pac.nsf/eng/home
Ethical issues arise - most notably, the digital divide - lack of access to technology (for a variety of reasons)
- too often technology developed by the main culture (English, white culture) - however many, many examples of appropriation - whole point of web is grassroots
a component of non-negotiable
Created by Anne-Marie holmwood
As part of a group presentation for EDUC. 526
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We are all interconnected
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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.
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We must teach that what happens
elsewhere affects all of us
How is Global Awareness taught?
etic culture: to teach
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).
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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
Authentic in-depth knowledge of events that have
Global shaped and continue to shape the world
Awareness empathy for others
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Global awareness education includes knowledge
about local communities and local issues.
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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.
Associated Schools project of UNESCO http://www.unesco.ca/en/interdisciplinary/aspnet/default.aspx
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
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The Digital Divide
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Concerns arise when much
of the digital material
that is produced is not
truly representative of
possibilities can be
created as the web
allows people to share
ideas, connect, and by-
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