Presentation on theme: "Unit 6 Class 10. People define their identities in many ways, such as by gender, age, and ethnic, racial, religious, or other affiliations. Many individuals."— Presentation transcript:
People define their identities in many ways, such as by gender, age, and ethnic, racial, religious, or other affiliations. Many individuals have global, cosmopolitan, or multicultural belongings and identities. Some reside in more than one country or lead transnational lives going back and forth between countries. Recognition of diverse identities is important so that individuals and groups can share an identity as citizens while simultaneously maintaining other identities. Tolerance and respect are essential, for truly multicultural societies must be inclusive of all citizens without privileging some and discriminating against others. http://www.aacu.org/meetings/gexinstitute/2010/documents/DemocracyandDiversity.pdf
Cosmopolitans view themselves as citizens of the world who will make decisions and take actions in the global interests that will benefit humankind. Tolerance, understanding and respect are essential, for truly future generations of global citizens who share globally the four pillars of education: learn to know, learn to do, learn to be, and learn to live. http://e4gi.weebly.com/cosmopolitan-identities.html
Global citizenship is an umbrella term for the social, political, environmental, or economic actions of globally-minded individuals and communities on a worldwide scale. The term can refer to the belief that, rather than actors affecting isolated societies, individuals are members of multiple, diverse, local and non- local networks. Global citizenship is an interdisciplinary lens through which to analyze the history and development of our changing world. Although there is no standard definition of global citizenship, there are common topics that guide conversations in the field. http://unai-globalcitizenship.org/global-citizenship
Educated cosmopolitan citizens will be conﬁdent in their own identities and will work to achieve peace, human rights and democracy within the local community and at a global level, by: accepting personal responsibility and recognising the importance of civic commitment; working collaboratively to solve problems and achieve a just, peaceful and democratic community; respecting diversity between people, according to gender, ethnicity and culture; recognising that their own worldview is shaped by personal and societal history and by cultural tradition; respecting the cultural heritage and protecting the environment; promoting solidarity and equity at national and international levels.
Education in the 21st century needs to be radically different from the 19th century models of education we have become accustomed to. The Global Education Model of Schooling relies on universal values that are embedded in the framework of education itself. Becoming "good" or virtuous is given more importance than becoming "smart" or competent, though both are considered important aspects of education in this model. (http://www.globaleducation.org/3.htm)
Programs of Global Education Model, even in the traditional schools, place much more importance on such aspects as: learning to work with others, to take a task from concept to reality, to overcome the difficulties along the way, to be resourceful, to be a team player, to listen well, to search for win-win solutions, to develop a love for learning, to do one's best, to be self-critical, to have the will power to complete tasks and the responsibility to do them well. Such an education will deal with the whole human being, not just some aspects of his development and will prepare an individual for life, not just a job.
What do I actually realize by global citizenship and global competence? If we are all becoming global citizens, what then are my civic responsibilities? …