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Internationalism in biology. Why an internationalism aspect?. All countries and all cultures have contributed to the body of knowledge known as science. Acknowledges the increasing interdependency between countries, but with an appreciation & celebration of cultural diversity

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why an internationalism aspect
Why an internationalism aspect?
  • All countries and all cultures have contributed to the body of knowledgeknown as science.
  • Acknowledges the increasing interdependency between countries, but with an appreciation & celebration of cultural diversity
  • Encourages exposure to diverse perspectives
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Encourages cross-cultural communication
  • Develop values of tolerance and empathy and encourage respect for human rights
  • Develop skills to work collaboratively with diverse societies
  • Develop inclusive educational methodologies for a pluralistic society
international education 3 strands
International Education: 3 strands

DEVELOPS: Intercultural understanding

FOSTERS: Concerns for global issues

LEADS TO: Understanding of the human condition (hierarchy of needs, celebration of diversity etc)

biology syllabus international mindedness
Biology syllabus international mindedness

Read through the handout listing the international-mindedness aspects from the various topics.

Begin filling in column involving teaching/learning strategies/examples/references/resources.

Keep this available when teaching the various topics.

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1. World Health Organization studies
    • World disease data bases
    • Epidemics and pandemics
    • AIDs
    • Malaria
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2. Stem cell research as it relates to local, cultural, and religious traditions.
  • 3. Human Genome Project, its global involvement and potentials
  • 4. Medical and ethical concerns of abortion throughout the world.
  • 5. Genetic conditions peculiar to people and animals of specific regions of the world.
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6. GMO’s and world attitudes toward them.
  • 7. Global warming/Greenhouse effect
  • 8. World and country population trends
  • 9. Binomial nomenclature as an example of international communication.
  • 10. Treatments for disease in various parts of the world and availability of medical care/medicine.
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11. Overuse of antibiotics in various regions of the world.
  • 12. World diets and the occurrence of diseases such as diabetes.
  • 13. Various country’s attempts to regulate reproduction.
  • 14. Cardiovascular disease prevalence in specific world areas.
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15. Major food energy sources in various parts of the world.
  • 16. Infant feeding in various parts of the world.
  • 17. Invasive species and their effects in various world regions.
  • 18. Endangered species in certain areas of the world.