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Are you a global educator


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Are you a global educator

  1. 1. Are you a Global Educator? Julie Wakefield McQueen High School MATL, MS Geography, NBCT
  2. 2. So, are you? HOW DO YOU KNOW?? What does it look like?
  3. 3. Working to make all students globally competent and ready for the 21st century.
  4. 4. What is global competence?
  5. 5. Why should we be teaching toward global competence?
  6. 6. How can we help students develop global competence?
  7. 7. Oxfam’s characteristics of a global citizen: • Is aware of the wider world and has a sense of their own role as a world citizen • Respects and values diversity • Understands how the world works economically, politically, socially, culturally, technologically and environmentally • Challenges injustice • Participates in and contributes to the community from the local to the global • Is willing to act to make the world a more equitable and sustainable place • Takes responsibility for their actions Oxfam, Curriculum for Global Citizenship (1997)
  8. 8. What are some of the ways you and your students experience globalization?
  9. 9. Globalization of the Economy
  10. 10. A changing world demands changing skills.
  11. 11. Global Issues, Local Solutions
  12. 12. The global is part of our everyday local lives.
  13. 13. GenesGenes EconomiesEconomies ReligionsReligions FoodFood PossessionsPossessions EnvironmentEnvironment
  14. 14. How do we define global competence?  Content Knowledge Matters  Global Knowledge, Skills, & Dispositions • Investigate the World • Recognize Perspectives • Communicate Ideas • Take Action
  15. 15. Educating for Global Competence
  16. 16. “Global competence is the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of global significance.” Veronica Boix Mansilla and Anthony Jackson, Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World, 2011, p. xiii
  17. 17. • Recognize and express how diverse audiences perceive meaning and how that affects communication. • Listen to and communicate effectively with diverse people. • Select and use appropriate technology and media to communicate with diverse audiences. • Reflect on how effective communication affects understanding and collaboration in an interdependent world. • Recognize and express their own perspective and identify influences on that perspective. • Examine others’ perspectives and identify what influenced them. • Explain the impact of cultural interactions. • Articulate how differential access to knowledge, technology, and resources affects quality of life and perspectives . • Identify an issue, generate questions, and explain its significance. • Use variety of languages, sources and media to identify and weigh relevant evidence. • Analyze, integrate, and synthesize evidence to construct coherent responses. • Develop argument based on compelling evidence and draws defensible conclusions. • Identify and create opportunities for personal or collaborative action to improve conditions. • Assess options and plan actions based on evidence and potential for impact. • Act, personally or collaboratively, in creative and ethical ways to contribute to improvement, and assess impact of actions taken. • Reflect on capacity to advocate for and contribute to improvement. Investigate the World Students investigate the world beyond their immediate environment. Recognize Perspectives Students recognize their own and others’ perspectives. Take Action Students translate their ideas into appropriate actions to improve conditions. Communicate Ideas Students communicate their ideas effectively with diverse audiences. Understand the World through Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Study p. 12p. 12
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  19. 19. Investigate the World
  20. 20. Recognize Perspectives
  21. 21. Communicate Ideas
  22. 22. Take Action
  23. 23. Teachers: What can you do? • Create professional learning communities • Target high-leverage entry points in the curriculum • Engage students in Project-Based Learning opportunities • Connect your classroom and curriculum to cultural and educational institutions • Develop your own global competence
  24. 24. Global approach Non-global Teach about injustice and how people have worked against oppression. Ex. Students create a timeline of events in which Africans worked for freedom against European domination. Have students develop critical reading skills to recognize bias and underlying assumptions. Ex. Students analyze colonial documents and travel writing for their assumptions about race, power, and rights. Often ignore oppression and injustice in other countries Ex. Tells the story of European colonization of East Africa as “a glorious era of Europeans bringing light to the Dark Continent”. Often gloss over American injustice and oppression or imply it was all in the past. Ex. Teaches about the slave trade in Africa without attention to the suffering and oppression of Africans by Americans.
  25. 25. Global approach Non-global Teach literature and history that writes back against the literature of the oppressors. Ex. Students read excerpts from Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and other African literature to understand colonialization from Africans’ experiences and knowledge. Have students evaluate how one’s worldview shapes how one makes sense of events and issues. Ex. Students examine effects of racist colonial language and images on Americans’ perceptions of Africa by surveying people in their community. Do not use knowledge constructed by the Other (US minorities, people in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, etc.) that challenges the mainstream version of events or issues. Ex. Teaches a unit on colonial Africa without using any African sources or literature.
  26. 26. Global Resources • Globalization 101 • Asia Society • Oxfam Education • Global Education Collaborative Ning • The American Forum for Global Education • US Global Competence Website • European Youth Portal
  27. 27. Global Participation • iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) • Global Nomads Group • Taking It Global • GLOBE Program (Science Collaborative Projects)
  28. 28. Global Competency: "Learn "with" the world... not just "about" the world."