Global Citizenship - meanings explored
Being a global citizen is not necessarily to do with a list of personal qualities. It is more to do with 'ways of thinking and knowing' and 'ways of engaging and relating' with the world we live in and reflecting on our place within that world. (Belgeonne 2009:11, Teaching the Global Dimension, A Handbook for Teacher Education)
Ways of thinking and knowing
This involves making local and global connections and appreciating a diverse range of perspectives.
Ways of engaging and relating
This involves considering how as global citizens we choose to interact with others and the decisions we make concerning our actions in local, national and international communities.
In this section we aim to explore world issues, whether they be economic, social, political or environmental, with a critical eye and where we challenge our own and others perspectives.
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