Welcome to our online community focused on globally connected teaching and learning. Contribute ideas, resources, and inspiration!

Translate

Latest Activity

Kevin Simpson posted an event
Thumbnail

MENA Teacher Summit at Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf and Marriott Executive Apartments Al Jaddaf, Dubai.

October 5, 2018 at 8am to October 6, 2018 at 4pm
Aug 8
Zineb DJOUB posted a blog post
Aug 6
Steve Hargadon's discussion was featured
Jul 31
Steve Hargadon posted a discussion
Jul 31
Zineb DJOUB posted a discussion
Jul 26
Holly Seehafer posted an event

MENA Teacher Summit 2018 at Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf and Marriott Executive Apartments Al Jaddaf, Dubai.

October 5, 2018 to October 6, 2018
Jul 24
Steve Hargadon's discussion was featured
Jul 22
Steve Hargadon posted a discussion
Jul 17
Zineb DJOUB posted a blog post
Jul 14
Joseph Nadeem posted a video
Jul 5

iEARN
BLANCA ESTELA GALICIA ROSALES posted a discussion
Jul 4
Adrienne Henck's event was featured
Jun 19
Adrienne Henck posted an event
Jun 18
Doruntina's event was featured
Thumbnail

AAB International Summer Academy at Prishtine, Kosovo

August 13, 2018 to August 24, 2018
Jun 18
Doruntina posted an event
Thumbnail

AAB International Summer Academy at Prishtine, Kosovo

August 13, 2018 to August 24, 2018
Jun 18

iEARN
Barbara Anna Zielonka's discussion was featured
Jun 18

iEARN
Barbara Anna Zielonka posted a discussion
Jun 18

iEARN
Barbara Anna Zielonka's blog post was featured
Jun 18

iEARN
Upul Abesingha added a discussion to the group Volunteers
Jun 11
Connie Rensink's discussion was featured
Jun 11

A Global Education Declaration

A Declaration of the Value of Global Education
Presented at the 2013 Global Education Conference
http://www.GlobalEducationDeclaration.com

Because we are citizens of our individual nations and also part of a larger human family;

Because it is important to learn about other cultures and to understand the similarities that unite us and the differences that define us;

Because global understanding, empathy, and compassion depend and are built on communication, shared experiences, and relationships;

Because we increasingly live in a "global village";

Because we increasingly work in geographically and culturally interconnected ways;

Because we are interconnected physically and our ecological and resource-use decisions impact others;

Because we share a world which appears to be increasingly fragile;

Because complex worldwide problems need collaborative, cooperative, and intelligent solutions;

Because wars, conflicts, abuse, slavery, misinformation, and other forms of oppression both exist and also exert powerful influences;

Because we live in a world that is increasingly "flat" and where Internet technologies have dramatically increased the global connectedness of individuals and cultures;

Because creation and sharing technologies of the Internet and the Web dramatically shift personal and community capacity;

Because the world increasingly is our classroom;

Therefore:

We affirm the universal and inherent worth of every child;

We affirm the deep importance of supporting learning opportunities for all people generally;

We affirm especially the importance of providing wholesome and healthy learning opportunities for all children;

We affirm the need to support the variety and uniqueness of learners, teachers, cultures, and circumstances;

We affirm the importance of independent intellectual inquiry and thought;

We affirm the value of connective technologies and their ability to provide broader learning and thinking experiences;

We affirm the individual, cultural, and worldwide benefits of students learning about, from, and with peoples from around the world;

Finally:

We declare the critical importance of helping our students, teachers, administrators, parents, and all others to connect globally and to learn from each other; we express appreciation for those who provide opportunities for such global learning activities; and we devote ourselves to furthering the cause of global education.

Hold This as a Community Conversation:

  • Ask your audience what global experiences have been the most important in their lives? Have them turn to their neighbor and share.
  • Ask the audience as a whole to report back on these experiences, record them on a whiteboard or posters.
  • Ask why those experiences were so important in people's lives, and what the common elements are.
  • Have the audience to look at this declaration and then ask them to tell you what they think is missing, or what really resonates with them.

© 2018   Created by Lucy Gray.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service