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Global Awareness Curriculum


Global Awareness Curriculum

This is a group for anyone interested in developing some basic standards and curriculum around global awareness.

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Latest Activity: Mar 23

Discussion Forum

Global Education at the Elementary level 3 Replies

Started by Erika Stokes. Last reply by ahmed hegazy Jun 18, 2013.


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Comment by Carrie Wagner on November 17, 2011 at 9:23am

It has been so uplifting to learn about the work and efforts of other global educators. I work in isolation - I give presentations and talks - sometimes to an audience of 5, sometimes more. I keep plugging on, planting seeds for global citizenship. It sometimes feels like everyone is so self-consumed that they can't take the time to see the bigger picture. Thanks to all of you who are doing your part to make the world a better place. Join me today at 1 pm EST for my Keynote presentation. I would love to meet you. Here's my work and my passion. www.carriewagner.com

Comment by Surendra Pathak on November 17, 2011 at 9:14am


Respected Sir/Madam,

We are happy to invite you to participate in the International seminar on ”Teacher Education for Peace & Harmony” from Feb 11 to 13, 2012 at New Delhi, organized by that IASE Deemed University, Gandhi Vidya Mandir, Sardarshahar, Rajasthan, India with the support of Gujarat Vidyapith: Ahmedabad (http://www.gujaratvidyapith.org/),Jain Vishva Bharati University (http://jvbi.ac.in/):,The Temple Of Understanding—India (http://www.templeofunderstanding.org/), National Spiritual Assembly Of The Baha’is Of India (http://www.bahai.in/), Global Harmony Association (Gha): www.peacefromharmony.org.

The venue of the seminar is Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat, New Delhi.

 Hence, we are pleased to invite you in view of your institutional work and your rich experience in the field of peace & harmony development and Teacher education. Your participation will immensely contribute towards improving the quality of the Teacher Education and more importantly achieving Global Peace through Harmony.



Please send your Abstract by Nov. 20, 2011 and Full paper upto Dec. 30, 2011.


We will appreciate if you could kindly respond to our invitation at your earliest.

Dr. Surendra Pathak

Seminar Convener


 Note: Please visit http://www.iaseuniversity.org.in/intSeminar/index.asp for the details of the Seminar.


 SUB THEMES of Seminar

 1.     Relevance of universal human values and peace based education

2.     Humanization of teacher education

3.     Global trends and New scenario of teacher education

4.     Dimensions and relationship of peace education with foundations of education

5.     Teacher educational governance:  Issues and challenges

6.     Co-existence and harmony through teacher education

7.     Skills and activities for teacher education for peace and harmony

8.     Preparing peace teachers and peace workers in the community

9.     Role of teacher in multicultural and multi-ethnic society

10.   Peace based integrated curriculum for teacher education 

11.    Education for peace towards a millennium of well being

12.   Integration of Peace and Harmony in curriculum of Secondary & Sr Secondary stage

13.   Ecology in Education for Peace: Implications for teacher education     

14.   Pedagogy for transaction: Implications

15.   Integrating peace and harmony in teacher education curriculum at different stages

Comment by Virginia McGregor on November 17, 2011 at 8:07am

I appreciate learning opportunities that amazing teachers are promoting for uniting  our world. Our future generations will continue to build this platform for understanding and solving problems together. This conference is inspiring because everyone is sharing their genius from Louder than a Bomb to MyHero Project to all of Howard Gardner's insight and on to ....

Comment by Jessie Voigts on November 6, 2011 at 9:42am
brava, Marcy Ann! I love this work you're doing!
Comment by Marcy Ann Prager on November 6, 2011 at 9:23am
I have read with interest all of the wonderful work teachers do. The word "grassroots" is key here.  I am now a retired elementary school teacher after teaching grades 1-4 for over 33 years.  Social studies has been my passion forever!  Schools have been struggling with the lack of respect that is shown by students; thus many programs are now in place in schools that deal with building positive communities such as the Responsive Classroom.  I believe in good programs and scripts that encourage kindness, caring and empathy.  I do believe, however, that when young children learn about other cultures in depth, they learn an authentic respect for others in the world.  The diverse group of students most teachers have in their classrooms feel a sense of worth as their peers begin to understand their traditions and world experiences of each other.  This is the real way to promote respect and peace in the 21st century.  When school systems realize that social studies and literacy can be integrated for very young children, and not seen as two distinct curriculum areas, then the rigor of the Common Core Standards will be automatically applied in a useful and authentic way.  Presently, I am working on creating a new and better social studies curriculum for second grade, focusing on Ghana and China.  I am taking the existing non-fiction books and fiction books and aligning the lessons to the Common Core Standards.  I had the opportunity to visit Ghana, China, India, Japan, and Hopiland, and have created visual introductions to various aspects of culture that appeal to young children.  There is a heavy dose of geography throughout the integrated curriculum so students can read maps as real "stories."  Students in my class were always engaged in comparing/contrasting their lives, traditions, and celebrations with others around the world.  Their reading of non-fiction soared, with fluency and comprehension.  There were so many opportunities for further explorations and inquiry groups during each cultural study.  When students read legends, they could sift out the facts they learned from non-fiction in each story.  In each cultural study I created, there was an element of economics and civics.  This, in my opinion, is the grassroots approach to creating global citizens.
Comment by Genevieve on November 5, 2011 at 11:33pm
It is a breath of fresh air to be among like minded globally conscious educators.  Thank you for this platform of collaboration.  All of your comments and insights are encouraging and appreciated.  With this mentality and understanding that education is not a process, but a purpose, I have confidence that we are able to guide our students to becoming responsible, global, compassionate individuals who find purpose and value in working together to solve current problems, in all realms, around the globe.  Keep up the amazing work, fellow educators!
Comment by Mercedes Collazos Alarcón on November 5, 2011 at 4:05pm
Por que estamos en un mundo globalizado donde ha dejado de ecistir las fornteras , todos luchamos por mejorar calidad de vida especialmente para los mas indefendsos nuestros niños, y nuestros ancianos.
Comment by elkanj on October 31, 2011 at 2:25pm
Great to join the group!
Comment by Sean Thomas Moroney on October 31, 2011 at 11:39am
Great to be aboard!
Comment by Prof. Fani Bhusan Das on October 19, 2011 at 1:05am
Yes, the technology to bring the world together to work as teams must be "Creatively Constructive", like THE PEACE TECHNOLOGY.

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