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ERIC Number: EJ931035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Round the World in 18 Days: Science Connecting Cultures
Hodgson, Gill
Primary Science Review, n77 p4-7 Mar-Apr 2003
The autumn 2002 term at the Eden Project was a roller-coaster ride of multicultural celebration and a fantastic lesson in the power of young people to take practical action in addressing issues that affect their communities on a local and global scale. From Cornwall to India--global links provide valuable insights and opportunities for active involvement of young people in improving their environments. Learning through contact with real people and real issues in real places can be a vital component in helping young people to feel connected to the rest of the world and to understand issues relating to sustainable development locally and globally. Many UK schools already have active relationships with schools in developing countries, though generally these depend on dynamic superstar teachers with a personal passion, willing to commit extra hours to growing and maintaining these links. As the citizenship and education for sustainable development agenda grows, the value of global links, and the opportunity for active participation in youth-led projects, should find firm foundations and support within the national curriculum. (Contains 8 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cameroon; India; Peru; Philippines; Spain; Switzerland; Thailand; United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England); United States