Monthly Archives: January 2014

Global literacy: Understanding the World and Our Role in It

As a result of emerging technological, economic, political, and environmental trends, and the increasing ease in communication in the world, it is imperative that all students be globally literate.  Global literacy is an understanding of how the world is organized and the possibilities and constraints facing its peoples.

Globally literate students analyze and think critically about the world and their roles in it. They understand and appreciate global systems, circumstances, and relationships that influence peoples’ lives. Globally literate students create positive change in an increasingly interconnected world.

Global literacy is about participating in an interconnected, complex,  and rapidly changing world through the following activities:
· Promoting problem solving skills across all fields, areas and regions in a holistic approach;
· Developing communication technology skills and learning new languages;
· Participation in increasingly globalized system of business, production and exchange;
· Understanding geopolitical realities around the globe;
· Exercising responsible citizenship locally and globally;
· Encouraging respect for cultural diversity;

Global literacy means helping students understand their roles and responsibilities in an interconnected and rapidly changing world, appreciating the connections, networks, systems, and relationships that affect their lives and their roles in the world. The purpose is to save the environment, human rights and fair practice of trade and production.