Enquiry Skills In Global Education


To examine and explore what is global citizenship? This essay will look at the importance of becoming a global citizenship, the role we, as educators play in this development and how the curriculum frameworks and associated learning emphases for global education assist in the development of a global citizen.
 
 
 
What is global education? “Global citizenship would seem a recent concept, but its origin can be traced back to at least 4th century Greece when Diogenes declared himself a cosmopolitan – a citizen of the world” (Hower, 2010, p.1). The idea of global citizenship, then, emerged even before there was a clear understanding of just what the globe entailed or who populated it, Hower, 2010, although different people and cultures were…show more content…
Banks (2003) notes that global citizenship is important as citizens in the 21st century need the knowledge, skills and attitudes to function in their community. By being a global citizen there is a need to embody ideals and values that are articulated in the Declaration of Human Rights. Australia has signed the five international treaties which make up the International Bill of Human Rights but the treaties are not legally binding in Australia, which means that the rights and freedoms of everyone living in Australia is not protected by law (New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties, NSWCCL, 2010). Being a global citizen, allows for us to learn the knowledge and skills to become an effective citizen in the global community.
 
 
 
The role educators, play in the development of global citizens is the values and attitudes they bring to the classroom as this relates to the component of human behaviour, teachers values, attitudes and beliefs can influence and benefits students own values, attitudes and beliefs (Marsh 2008). Teachers “Incorporate global and multicultural perspectives into their teaching, thereby engaging all students in their learning” (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, 2009, p.8). In addition teachers maintain a safe and inclusive classroom in which learning is for all and students are treated with respect, regardless of their culture or
 

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