Lessons and Reflections in Global Education Teachers for Global Classrooms 2011

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IREX Symposium, 2012Craig PerrierLessons and Reflections in Global EducationTeachers for Global Classrooms 2011


The Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program provides a professional development opportunity for middle and high school teachers from the United States to participate in a program aimed at globalizing teaching and learning in their classrooms.

2Class, School, District Application

Impact instruction, content, and assessment

Develop networks and professional organizations

Utilize technology

Advocate for global education

Reflect on pedagogy

Course OverviewTGC Course Features

8 Weekly Topics

Assigned Readings and Multi-media

Weekly Discussions and Collaboration

Relevant Assignments

End of Course Sample Unit

3Global Education FoundationsTo me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.

George Santayana 1Paradigm Shift 2The Concept of Culture 3Global Citizenship

4Paradigm ShiftThe nation-state has not been able to exhaust the identifications of the individualModern nation-states have to confront or engage with other historical representations of community.

Prasenjit Duara in Resucing History from the Nation1How does global education relate to the nation-state?

5 2The Concept of CultureMan is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun. I take culture to be those webs, and the analysis of it to be therefore not an experimental science in search of law but an interpretive one in search of meaning.Clifford Geertz in The Interpretation of CultureHow is this concept taught in your school and understood by your staff?

6 3Global CitizenshipWe should hold under suspicion any word that describes a chunk of the story while claiming universal relevance. Words such as progress, development, modernity, nation-state, and globalization. Michel-Rolph Trouillot in Global TransformationsWhat type of Global Citizen do we want?

7Collaboration over Isolation

Complex Thought over Binary Thought

Student Generated Content over Student Memorization

How we teach, what we expect students to learn, and how we allow students to demonstrate their understanding directly impacts how they engage the world.

Meta-cognition and Habits of Mind: What makes up Global Intelligence?




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