ERIC Number: ED268052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Global Education for National and International Survival.
Heywood, Stanley J.
This paper discusses cognitive maps of the world that an individual needs to be considered educated. A cognitive map is the filing structure within the brain that allows an individual to encode, give meaning, and retrieve information relating to a variety of world matters. The first requisite is a cognitive map of the world of differences, whereby differences are seen as opportunities, as incorporating codes rather than exclusive codes. The next requisite is a cognitive map of where places are located and what the natural conditions are. A cognitive map of the world should include the religions and the languages of the world. A cognitive time frame of the world is another need. The educated individual should have some specific subordinate cognitive maps, e.g., the role of women might be a sub-classification in knowledge of the social differences of the world. To be educated, one needs a cognitive map of the humor of the world, as well as a cognitive map in political and economic terms. A final cognitive map is one of sources of current information on global affairs. Specific sources are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cognitive Mapping, Cognitive Structures, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Economics, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Global Approach, Higher Education, History Instruction, Human Geography, Information Sources, Intercultural Communication, Physical Geography, Political Issues, Social Studies, World Affairs, World History, World Problems
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association (Atlanta, GA, November 8, 1985).