Educating future global citizens - grades K-12
Sherry Goodvin, Maize Public Schools, USD 266, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-76-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
In an ever increasing interconnected society, it is more apparent than ever before that students need to be prepared with different skills than have traditionally been taught in schools. Thinking of education as a holonomous process and embracing connectivism to learning will enable educational systems to develop intercultural communication competencies necessary in the 21st Century. This paper demonstrates how some mid-western school districts are preparing students to be global citizens through global reach activities that instill empathy, appreciation, knowledge, understanding and sustained relationships through interactive distance learning opportunities. Through the use of technology, students are able to sustain and further their learning with others on a global scale. Through structured and unstructured dialogue, students are able to develop an increasing understanding of the world in which they are familiar and that which they are less familiar. This kind of learning culture supports the safety necessary for a maturing global citizen.
Goodvin, S. (2009). Educating future global citizens - grades K-12. In T. Bastiaens, J. Dron & C. Xin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2009--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 330-338). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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