GLOBAL EDUCATION FORUM Welcome! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmwwrGV_aiE
AGENDA • Opening Remarks Prof. Fernando Reimers • Introduction to GEF Leah Schabas • Group Workshop Erin Murphy • Open Discussion/Questions
INTRODUCTION TO THE GLOBAL EDUCATION FORUM • Why does this matter? • Global Job Market • National Security and Stability • Global Challenges, Global Threats • What can this group do? • Peer Collaboration • Bring in Speakers • Visit Innovative Organizations
INTRODUCTION TO THE GLOBAL EDUCATION FORUM Group Organization and Leadership: • Funding/OSA admin • Event Organizing • I-site Curator • US Schools Tour
Some Questions… • What is global education? • Why does this perspective matter? • Are ‘21st Century Skills’ context dependent? • What would you like to accomplish by the end of this semester?
Crafting the Group Vision ‘My country is the world; to do good is my religion.’ Thomas Paine ‘Peaceful co-existence in a culture of peace is a duty for each one of us, regardless of our role, our status, or our work.’ Director General, UNESCO, 1998
Oxfam framework: >> a global citizen is someone who knows how the world works, is outraged by injustice, and who is both willing and enabledto take action to meet this challenge to make the world a more equitable and sustainable place. KNOWLEDGE – SKILLS – VALUES/ATTITUDES
US Global Competence Task Force: >> globally competent individuals use their knowledge and skillsto investigate the world beyond their immediate environment, recognize their own and others’ perspectives, communicate their ideas effectively with diverse audiences, and translate their ideas into appropriate actions. Global competencies are ‘21st century skills applied to the world.’
INTRAPERSONAL KNOWLEDGE 21st Century Skills WISDOM Global Citizen Buddhism Inspired SKILLS VALUES/ATTITUDES COGNITIVE INTERPERSONAL COURAGE COMPASSION RESPONSIBILITIES BEHAVIOURAL RIGHTS Global Competency UNDERSTANDING Citizenship PLURALITY DEMOCRACY DUTIES DIVERSITY AFFECTIVE COSMOPOLITAN COGNITIVE RESPECT APPRECIATION INTERDEPENDENCE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY ENVIRONMENT HUMAN RIGHTS COOPERATION GLOBAL Information Age PEACE AWARENESS GLOBALIZATION TECHNOLOGY ERA EMPATHY MULTILINGUAL SUSTAINABILITY CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Global Education Forum We believe…. • That… • That… • That… We aim to… • Do x…. • Do y… • Do z…
Open Discussion Questions?