Global Citizenship refers to 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, 2014).
Global Citizenship education aims to be transformative, building the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that learners need to be able to contribute to a more inclusive, just and peaceful world. Global Citizenship Education takes ‘a multifaceted approach, employing concepts and methodologies already applied in other areas, including human rights education, peace education, education for sustainable development and education for international understanding’ and aims to advance their common objectives (UNESCO, 2015).
The Education Partners recently brought together a panel of accomplished thought-leaders to discuss one of the school’s cornerstone values: global citizenship.
Kim Wargo, Head Elect at GEMS World Academy - Chicago
There is broad consensus among business and government leaders that the knowledge, insights and perspectives students gain through interacting with people of different nations and cultures are critical for our increasingly global marketplace, an interdependent world and finding solutions to the many challenges we face.