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Global competencies crucial for today’s teachers

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The need for teachers to adopt a global perspective is taking hold in some countries. In the United States, for example, a group of educators is busy completing their Global Competence Certificate at Colombia University in Manhattan in New York City. They’re all classroom veterans who realise that the way we teach now has to change.

The teachers (the first to enrol in this particular programme) started the 15-month, 10-course postgraduate education initiative in late 2014. Delivered concomitantly, ‘Think’ courses “promote learning about the world as an interdependent system”; ‘Learn’ courses “promote learning about human rights, urbanisation, poverty, the global economy, supranational political structures, and aesthetic experience”; and ‘Do’ courses expose teachers to “digital learning, inquiry-based learning, discussion leadership and public pedagogy”.

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