In this module, we reflect on how local issues are connected to global issues, and what we can do as individuals to make a difference in the world as global citizens. Being a global citizen means becoming aware of cultural, social, linguistic and other forms of diversity, and simultaneously recognising that all people share common aspects of humanity. It means understanding how our local lives are interconnected with the lives of others across the globe. This module is designed to raise your awareness, understanding, and knowledge about global issues by drawing attention to local issues within your own immediate ecologies – your country, school, and classroom – and reflecting on the ways the local is very often linked to the global. The main themes are Interconnectedness and glocal, which refers to the ways in which many issues are affected by both local and global considerations
As a teacher, I am able to promote students’ critical and independent thinking. As a teacher, I help students become aware of representation in media, in particular the voices and positioning of certain social groups.
: Critically reflect on the issue of representation in course books.
Cho, S., Kim, A., & Mor Barak, M. (2017). Does diversity matter? Exploring workforce diversity, diversity management, and organizational performance in social enterprises. Asian Social Work And Policy Review, 11(3), 193-204.
Harven, A. (2021). Embracing Diversity to Humanize the Classroom Environment. In A. Garcia-Nevarez & K. A. G. Biddle (Eds.), Developmentally appropriate curriculum and instruction. Pedagogy for knowledge, attitudes, and values (pp. 180-195). New York: Routledge.