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Intercultural understanding: Exploring Muslim contexts to extend learning - lesson planners for primary and middle years

The International Baccalaureate and the Aga Khan Development Network have worked together to develop sample planners for teaching units for primary and middle years students exploring Muslim contexts, recently published.…


Added by Boyd Roberts on April 23, 2010 at 10:08am — No Comments

"Global lessons" for Earth Day, 22 April

As many of you will know, 22 April is Earth Day. 2010 is the 40th anniversary of this occasion, which originated in the USA. Last year, at the instigation of Bolivia's President Evo Morales, the UN also designated the day International Mother Earth Day, and this year is the first year of its celebration.

There are many ways to mark Earth Day, but this year the International Baccalaureate has developed a number of "global lessons", designed to be taught on or…

Added by Boyd Roberts on April 7, 2010 at 5:31am — No Comments

Teaching about the Haiti earthquake

The following webpage gives links to help with this:

It comes from the UK Global Dimension web site - funded by the UK Dept for International Development and maintained by the UK Development Education Association. (Website is very good for resources and links- and is user friendly).

The Haiti materials include a PowerPoint presentation on Haiti… Continue

Added by Boyd Roberts on January 25, 2010 at 11:23am — No Comments

Request for Work Demonstrating "Global Competency"

I just got to hear about a new a new project to set out and develop assessment instruments for the characteristics we would seek to develop in students prepared for life in a global world – what is being described as “global competency”. Among those engaged in the project are Harvard Project Zero. As part of the work an interesting and useful Global Competency Framework has been developed. At this stage there is a call for student work, from students of all ages from KG to graduate… Continue

Added by Boyd Roberts on December 3, 2009 at 5:12am — No Comments

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