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  1. Teaching for the future – encouraging learners to be aware of global issues with an emphasis on sustainability. Cheryl Douglas Bishops

  2. Global issues and sustainability • What are global issues? • Why should we teach global issues? • Teaching global issues • within subjects • as an extramural • Internet resources • for teachers • for learners • Using ICT to present work

  3. What are Global Issues? • Millennium Development Goals • High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 years to solve them by J. F Rischard

  4. Teacher resource Gets kids involved http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/

  5. Link on Bishop’s Intranet Teacher resource

  6. See http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/ for ideas

  7. Clayton Lewis G20 Conference 28 March 2006 Basic Books New York, 2002

  8. A Beleaguered Planet New World Economy Population increase J.F. Rischard's High Noon

  9. Population Increase From 6 to 8 billion by 2020-25 Of +2 billion…95% in developing countries JF Rischard High Noon

  10. Population Increase Urban migration Food production Global warming Infectious diseases Deforestation Fishery depletion Loss of biodiversity Pollution of the seas Water scarcity JF Rischard High Noon

  11. New World Economy Technology-driven: Transformation of time and distance • It is bent on speed-so you have to be agile. • It flows across national boundaries-so you must be good at networking internationally. • It is highly knowledge-intensive…so you must be good at constantly learning. • It is hypercompetitive-so you must be 100-percent reliable JF Rischard High Noon

  12. 20 years, 20 issues • Sharing our Planet: Issues involving the global commons • Global warming • Biodiversity and ecosystem losses • Fisheries depletion • Deforestation • Water deficits • Maritime safety and pollution • Sharing our humanity: Issues whose size and urgency requires a global commitment • Massive step-up in the fight against poverty • Peace-keeping, conflict prevention, combating terrorism • Education for all • Global infectious diseases • Digital divide • Natural disaster prevention and mitigation • Sharing our rulebook: Issues needing a global regulatory approach • Reinventing taxation for the 21st century • Biotechnology rules • Global financial architecture • Illegal drugs • Trade, investment and competition rules • Intellectual property rights • E-commerce rules • International labor and migration rules JF Rischard's High Noon

  13. “…our difficulties belong to the future, but our means of solving them, and our politics, belong to the past. Yet, never have there been such massive opportunities for improving the human condition. So it’s not a problem of means or lack of solutions: it’s a problem of methodology and mindset.” JF Rischard

  14. …our difficulties belong to the future, but our means of solving them, and our teaching, belong to the past. Yet, never have there been such massive opportunities for improving the human condition. So it’s not a problem of means or lack of solutions: it’s a problem of methodology and mindset. Clayton Lewis

  15. In the classroom: Life Science, Geography, History, Economics, Languages, Maths, IT and more

  16. Teacher resource

  17. Teacher resource www.unep.org/geo

  18. Jimmy’s PP on Biodiversity

  19. 2 Gold medal winners at Expo! Warren and Chris’ ant project

  20. From www.thebiozone.com.Also: Look for ‘interactive animations’

  21. Our mission: To help students realise they can make a difference by empowering them to work with their peers internationally to develop solutions for global issues. www.global-issuesnetwork.org Based on book: High Noon 20 global problems 20 years to solve them

  22. Global Issues Network Programme Principles Students engage in real issues that require urgent attention – not a simulation Students take knowledge and translate it into positive action – opportunity to improve the human condition Students take ownership of programme, and as a result take leadership Activities are collaborative – not competitive Students build and use networks Gets kids involved

  23. NAIS 20/20 Challenge Gets kids involved

  24. Gets kids involved Teacher resource http://www.takingitglobal.org

  25. Gets kids involved

  26. “Could I ask you all please to Stand Up Against Poverty - (THEY STAND ) We are standing now with millions around the world on this symbolic day, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, to show our commitment to the fight against extreme poverty and inequality. We are standing because we refuse to accept more excuses in a world where 50,000 people die every day as a result of extreme poverty and the gap between rich and poor is getting wider. We are standing because we want our leaders to honour their promises to meet the Millennium Development Goals – and we ask them to exceed these goals. We join in solidarity with people from over 100 countries to say: To the leaders of the wealthy countries – We urge you to keep your promises on poverty – debt relief, more and better aid, trade justice and gender equality. To the leaders of poorer countries – make it your first responsibility to save the lives of your poorest citizens. We ask you to tackle inequality, to be accountable to your people, to govern fairly and justly, to fight corruption and to fulfill human rights. Today, and every day, we will stand up and speak out against poverty. We will continue the fight against poverty and inequality and to hold our leaders to their promises. We are asking not for charity but for justice. We are millions of voices standing in solidarity to say, no more excuses - end poverty now. www.standagainstpoverty.org

  27. YES (Youth Environmental Sustainability conference) Gets kids involved

  28. Teacher resource http://www.capetown.gov.za/environment

  29. Bishops Recycling Project

  30. The Can Crusher • Idea • Continuous system • Putting the idea into action • Introducing it into the school

  31. Worm Farm • Idea • Education • Setting up the farms • Maintaining and expanding

  32. Vegetables, soil, dried leaves, newspaper and plant matter Worm Farm Tap for Worm Tea Worm Tea

  33. Sustainability at Bishops Reducing Energy Usage

  34. Next Wave Summit • A summit was held earlier this term with regard to the future of Bishops • In the sustainability summit we came up with a vision and action plan • The action plan and vision came mainly from what was proposed in our presentation

  35. Reducing Electricity Usage through Education and Awareness • Workshops for Boys and staff (Both Academic and non-Academic) • Integration of sustainable living into all areas of the school syllabus • A GIN group which has brought about the change at Bishops and is deciding what needs to be done

  36. Reducing Electricity Usage through Action Plans • Geysers all have geyser blankets • All light bulbs are being changed to fluorescent • Kitchens have centralized from four separate kitchens to one • Solar heating for the pools

  37. Reducing Electricity: What we want to do • Geysers • Timers • Solar • Solar panels • Habitation sensors • Integration of Green policy (i.e. Solar Laptop chargers • Vampire electricity

  38. Reducing our Carbon Footprint • Webpage to offset carbon footprint • Reduced paper usage due to use of online syllabus and electronic work • We hope to institute a car pooling system for parents using a GPS system to map routes