Why does global citizenship need to be at the heart of teaching and learning?
22nd Jan 2019
Over the past decade or so, leading international schools have embraced the need for encouraging global citizenship and values. AISPP discusses what teaching global citizenship involves and why children need to be introduced to it from an early age.
Our children are members of this world that we live in and have their a special part to play in its future
So what does global citizenship education aim to do then? In simple terms, it encourages young people to develop the knowledge, skills and values they need to engage with the world.
We are all the same, but different - at AISPP we celebrate those differences
Over the past decade or so the world has become a much smaller place. With families more globally mobile and travelling between countries for both work and education purposes, it’s important that children acknowledge, respect and celebrate the differences between themselves and the other learners that they now go to school with. At AISPP we encourage children to understand that whilst we are all different, we are all human beings.
An international education will leads to increased prospects for students once they leave school
We expose all of our learners to a wide variety of cultures and belief systems, allowing them to develop greater flexibility, adaptability and understanding which we believe is a huge benefit when they venture out into the world of further education and employment – wherever and whenever that might be.
What does teaching global citizenship involve at AISPP?
At AISPP it’s not just about learning to work and communicate with other cultures, faiths, and nationalities, we aim to help students shape their values, actions, and ethos, and equip them with the skills and capability to thrive in a world that is increasingly integrated, interconnected and multicultural. We do that through thought-provoking teaching, relevant activities, and fantastic extra curricular opportunities.
A global citizenship education at AISPP promotes a greater understanding and depth of knowledge, appropriate attitudes, and values relevant to the 21st Century, and the skills that young people need to thrive in a global context – it’s top of our agenda and something we care about.
AISPP, an Australian Co-ed IB International K-12 school (Phnom Penh), is fast becoming one of the Kingdom of Cambodia’s leading education providers. Providing a modern Australian private and independent education, its 21st Century philosophy, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class teaching standards, make it ideally placed to prepare children for the global challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
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