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Navigating the Cultural Side-effects of Global Education and the Compression of Change

Your Name and Title: Vera Saar, STEM Consultant/Facilitator


School or Organization Name: Animating STEM


Co-Presenter Name(s):  -


Area of the World from Which You Will Present: CANADA


Language in Which You Will Present: English


Target Audience(s):

  "2013Leadership", "2013Curricular", "2013Students", "2013Teachers", "2013EFA",  “2013IEARN"


Short Session Description (one line):

In order for stakeholders to become globally competent, this is a strategic look at global education, its benefits and risks, in terms of cultural diversity, intellectual wisdom, and the redefinition of economic and ecological boundaries.


Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

The session will start with a review of the definitions and goals of global education and global competency. We will then delve into topics such as cultural diversity, standardizing of education, discernment, and wisdom in global terms.


Participants will gain insights in dealing with the compression of change in terms of life-long learning and sharing knowledge. Examples of professional development scenarios will be discussed.


Suggestions and tips will be presented on finding curricular project partners globally, developing personal learning networks and cultivating strategic alliances for the purposes of global competency. Personal stories of networking with various groups will be shared.



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Are you a member of iEARN? If not, then please do not use the 2013iEARN tag. 


Lucy Gray

Conference Co-Chair

Hi Lucy.

Thanks for letting me know this. How do I change this?



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