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ERIC Number: EJ817697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Scaffolding Social Studies for Global Awareness
Merryfield, Merry M.
Social Education, v72 n7 p363-366 Nov-Dec 2008
In this article, the author shares some ways that social studies teachers in the United States have worked to scaffold knowledge, skills, and dispositions that over time create global awareness and worldmindedness--habits of the mind that foster knowledge, interest and engagement in global issues, local/global connections, and diverse cultures. She discusses three strategies teachers use to scaffold the development of global awareness and engagement: (1) reflection on one's own cultural assumptions and the frameworks in which other people make sense of the world; (2) learning from people and scholarship in other countries; and (3) making connections to engage as citizens of the world. These are synergistic as often activities and assessments bring them together or reinforce previous learning with more complex tasks. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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