ERIC Number: ED395924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Practical Suggestions for Teaching Global Education. ERIC Digest.
Taylor, Howard Eugene
This Digest draws on current practices in global education to provide teachers with practical suggestions regarding instructional and technological resources as well as the use of cooperative learning approaches. Readily accessible instructional resources for teaching global education include: (1) local communities, e.g., volunteer organizations, businesses, and churches; (2) cross-cultural experiences of teachers and colleagues; (3) students with cross-cultural experiences; (4) field trips to local sites that demonstrate community and regional global historic connections; and (5) sites available on the Internet (some are suggested). Through cooperative learning activities, teachers meet the needs of diverse students and prepare all students for successful global cooperation and competition. Suggestions to consider when using cooperative learning strategies include: leading discussions on the need to work in heterogeneous groups; providing students with team-building activities; maximizing heterogeneity; grading students individually; having students complete peer reviews of cooperative effort; and providing achievement targets and times in the assignment directions. (LL)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education, Washington, DC.