A GLOBAL EDUCATION DECLARATION: Why is global education so important?

If you didn't get an opportunity to join us for the Global Education Welcome and Convocation session today, we hope that you'll join us here for an ongoing conversation about the importance of global education.

Let's use this forum to continue what we've started.  Here's what you've told us so far...

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Because we live in a global village
Create a flat world!
Technology connects us all
To make light from a spark!
Learn about other cultures-also students see how similar they are in many ways
Global education is so important because global mass extinctions and life-support services are seriously stressed.  To solve these “wickedly” complex problems we need to work collaboratively to solve them.  Understanding and connection with others promotes peace.
To give students the chance to learn from people around the world.
Relationships and cultural understanding are critical in today’s world.
I think global education is really important because it helps us to connect our students with people all over the world.  We can have collaborative activities with people from other countries and give meaningful experience to our kids.
There are no boundaries.
We are all one great family, each one depending on the other.
We are part of a globalized world.
Global world.
We need to understand each other.
The next generation needs to be prepared to work with basically everyone else in the world.
Because the world today is so interconnected and interdependent.
Because the world is so vast with so many different kinds of people.  It is important that we learn from each other.  This allows us to work collaboratively, understand and learn as much as we can, and together we can help the world become a better place for all.  
Essential because we need to work across borders to solve global problems.  It’s not about competition, it’s about collaboration.
Because WE CAN!
The world is our classroom
It helps to promote the idea of us all being a part of the human family
Students will need to be able to live with all people across the world.
Because our children need to be successful global citizens--need to interact with varied cultures, communities
Our entire world is interconnected and dependent on collaboration and cooperation.
So we can prepare our students for the global workforce.
It is important to be on the same page with the rest of the world.
It may help preserve our identity
Because we are interconnected and all have to be able to work together with synergy and great collaboration skills.
To prepare students for global workforce and to prepare teachers to integrate global activities into classroom instruction.
To be global citizens
Creating understanding and empathy.
We want to live in peace
Global collaboration unites children from different countries, bringing cultures closer together.  
Because we are not alone in our learning
Because the broader your connections, the broader your thinking
We are part of a global community
To understand how our world works! And to understand other cultures!
Growing empathy and compassion, seeking social justice and empowering students and educators through technology creation
We need to understand other cultures
Grow as a society!
Global education is imperative because we are living in a global society.  No longer does distance separate students in Joplin, MO from student in China, Chile, South Africa, anywhere!  It’s important that students know how to communicate and understand on a global level.

Now it's your turn.  Why is global education so important to you? 

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Como las comunidades educativas desde su contexto local permiten trascender a lo global, generando espacios de conocimiento y aprendizajes , todo desde la actitud del docente para motivar  los procesos  y contribuir al desarrollo y fortalecimiento de  habilidades de las generaciones actuales . Es el momento para socializar nuestros quehaceres locales para aprender y enseñar , compartiendo haciendo uso de las TIC , en un mundo de avanzada que acerca a los ciudadanos conectados


I agree with you all... I do believe that we need to understand each other because we are living in a global society...But I'd like to add, that this understanding should lead to eradicate misinformation, mismedia and wars...should enhance tolerance, love and global peace  

The world's largest problems are going to be solved by person to person collaboration. Global education connects those individuals and opens eyes to new perspectives, creating opportunities for talent across the globe to come together to find solutions.

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Greetings to all . I think there are different connotations and denotations for so-called " global education " . First, it can raise the term education from teaching model without ceasing to exist has come to occupy a secondary place , if it is understood as a process of mediation between the learner and what has to be learned. In today's world, learning responsibility falls directly on the subject to be learned, not taught that, since the only thing that can guarantee or demonstrate that it has learned is not the teacher but the learner.
Education then no longer conceived as a process whose primary purpose is education model that was valid in a world without the benefits of digital technology , the mass media and reductionist approaches or paradigms. Currently Education focuses on learning , therefore, is emphasized, styles, modes, skills and abilities of the learner domains. Thus, the focus has changed.
Moreover, the capacity of transportation , their speed and efficiency has greatly improved, as well as lower their costs , leading to reason that individuals and communities interact intensely faster, deeper and in different areas and levels. The New Technologies of Information and Communication, torn down from the walls that were among the learner and access to information in its possession, understanding and generating that knowledge. Global in this sense , may involve not so much the lack of geographic, physical, biological or cultural, but the ability to overcome them in order to communicate and interact with others, creating new relationships, new ways of working , new concepts and worldviews. Global education is needed, if not , whether because new students are immersed in this world, not because, regardless of our ability or willingness, these relationships, ways of learning, working and collaboration exist. However, there is a question ...
Can we include ourselves in this global education ?

Thanks for reading and input ...


Rafael Resendiz .
Mexicali , Baja California, Mexico .

Dear Sir,

The Global Education has help me to know more about what going on in Education Programs ,conferences 

Events, videos and discussions in the world.I wish one day, I would be attended your conferences but the spirit is willing but the body is weak.



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As Lee Anderson wrote : We need a planetary perspective, a species perspective, a system perspective and a self perspective.   It is accepting we are one species and the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.  Global culture is the Nation of Humanity, the brotherhood and sisterhood of humankind. 


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