Global Citizenship Framework
Global citizenship is the idea that people have rights and responsibilities that come with being a citizen of the entire world, rather than a particular nation or place.
As a culture, we tend to organize ourselves into groups and communities which share common values, ideas, and identity. While this makes for easy, comfortable connections, it also tends to narrow one’s vision of the world, presupposing what is right and fair, and how things should be.
To move beyond the local, Participate Learning has developed a global citizenship framework so that educators can develop the next generation of global citizens.
While not unique to global classrooms, these instructional practices are necessary to developing students’ global competencies and are aligned to recognized best practices and teaching standards..
These are the instructional practices that are key to the Participate Learning global citizenship framework:
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Implementing the instructional practices
Our team of instructional support specialists helps members of the Participate Learning Partnership implement global programs aligned with this global citizenship framework. These programs integrate with existing programs and meet curriculum standards. Get in touch to learn more about how Participate Learning could support your school or district.
A core component of our global citizenship framework are the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) which become the lens through which learning occurs in the schools that are members of the Participate Learning Partnership. Our partner schools choose SDGs that align with their own beliefs and initiatives, and use them as a framework for their academics. For instance, if SDG #6, Clean Water and Sanitation, is of particular interest to a school, or to a classroom, teachers incorporate this topic into the lessons. The global lens of the SDG’s empower school leaders, teachers, administrators to educate and engage students to take action and make the world a better place for all.
It is made up of the following six elements coming together:
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Developing your global lens
Participate Global Schools align their global initiatives with other strategic priorities. This way, the lens of global education serves as the foundation for strategic planning or directly enhances ongoing strategic efforts.
Our team advises and supports partner schools and districts as they develop their own global lens. Get in touch to learn about how Participate Learning could support your global education efforts.
The driving purpose behind global learning is to support young people as they become globally competent citizens. Global competencies are aligned to the Program for International Student Assessment’s (PISA) definition of global competence.
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