15 Nov Global Citizenship
A Seven Arrows education introduces students to the concept of living in a global community by integrating the traditions and practices of world cultures into the educational experience – reading and gathering facts alone do not create a lasting impression.
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) defines Global Citizenship as a “sense of belonging to a broader community and common humanity. It emphasizes political, economic, social and cultural interdependency and interconnectedness between the local, the national and the global.” UNESCO asserts that there are significant educational benefits and outcomes when a student has participated in a global citizenship education.
- Learners acquire knowledge and understanding of local, national and global issues and
the interconnectedness and interdependency of different countries and populations
- Learners develop skills for critical thinking and analysis
- Learners experience a sense of belonging to a common humanity, sharing values and
responsibilities, based on human rights
- Learners develop attitudes of empathy, solidarity and respect for differences and
- Learners act effectively and responsibly at local, national and global levels for a more
peaceful and sustainable world
- Learners develop motivation and willingness to take necessary actions
The depth of our Global Cultural History (GCH) program is essential for 21st century students. When students move on to middle school, they have a solid perspective on their connectedness to the world they will one day inherit. They think critically about the continuity of the human experience. Furthermore, our students understand the interdependence of the world in which they live and make informed judgments as active citizens.
For more information about the goals and outcomes of a Global Citizenship Education, read more from UNESCO.