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ERIC Number: ED248062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Katimavik Participant's Manual, Book X, International Awareness = Katimavik manuel du participant, cahier X, sensibilisation a la vie internationale.
Crelinsten, Michael, Ed.
Devoted to the international awareness learning activities of Katimavik (a nine-month volunteer community service and experiential learning program for 17 to 21 year old Canadians), the bilingual student manual contains sections on learning program objectives and trimester guidelines, optional activities, resume recordkeeping, global perspectives of Canada, import/export issues, simulation games and resources, and organization of an international awareness conference. Learning program objectives include developing an awareness of Canada as part of a global community, realizing what it means to be a Canadian in an interdependent world and how this affects one's everyday life, developing an interest in world issues, and understanding how Canada's prosperity depends on international trade. Recommended group simulation games: (1) deal with interaction across cultures and the problems of communication and ignorance; (2) recreate the 150-year evolutionary process that results in a large city; (3) illustrate how individuals and countries must compete for their share of the world's wealth; and (4) expose the complexities involved in achieving economic and social welfare goals in the context of competing nation-states. Planning an international awareness conference not only increases student understanding of the subject but also develops organizational skills through setting objectives and agendas; budgeting; recruiting resource people; and coordinating details of publicity, registration, transportation, meals, and housing. (NEC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: EnglishFrench
Sponsor: Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: OPCAN, Montreal (Quebec).
Identifiers: Canada; Katimavik Program (Canada); Program Objectives
Note: For related documents, see RC 014 621-634.