As the world become small village and borders become but crossing lines between nations. And because of the globalization of education, the advances in technology and the rapid changes in our world, so we need the ability to work on a global scale. And according to BUC strategy which focus on responding to external factors and preparing our students to become responsible and future leaders, our students will need to be more knowledgeable about world regions and global issues, and able to communicate across cultures and languages.
According to that our students will learn the concept of World Citizenship through involvement to the wider community.
World or global citizenship:
Means seeing yourself as part of a community. It means taking responsibility for global issues. A world citizen is someone who identifies is a part of world community and whose actions contribute to building this community’s values and practices. A world citizen understands that their actions have an impact here and around the world. Active world citizenship means taking action to build a more just and sustainable world.
World or global citizenship helps young people to develop the core competencies which allow them to actively engage with the world, and help to make it a more just and sustainable place.
- Gives learning meaning by being exciting, relevant and grounded in ‘real-life’ scenarios.
- Know about majority world countries, and allows students to counter ignorance and intolerance.
- Accept that we have power as individuals: each of us can change things, and each of us has choices about how we behave. But this power can be even greater when we work collectively.
- Explain how the world we live in is unfair and unequal, but promotes challenging and changing this.
- Encourages us to recognize our responsibilities towards each other, and learn from each other.
We think the best way to deliver world citizenship is by following a Learn-Think-Act process with our students.
Exploring the issue, considering it from different viewpoints and trying to understand causes and consequences.
Considering what can be done about the issue, and relating this to values and worldviews and trying to understand the nature of power and action.
Thinking about and taking action on the issue as an active global citizen, both individually and collectively.