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Think Global, 2016
In an increasingly turbulent and uncertain global world, it is vital that as a society we work together to maximise opportunities and mitigate threats. This report examines some of these emerging threats and opportunities from a skills perspective, looks at the role those stakeholder groups play and how we should all come together to prepare our…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Skill Development, Job Skills, Labor Market
Bowden, Rob – Think Global, 2015
In this thinkpiece Rob Bowden argues that an East meets West project points the way for global learning to be truly transformative. The project has a simple premise--that there is much to be learned by bringing Eastern and Western perspectives and pedagogies together and that such a process not only nurtures a global learning disposition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Global Education, Global Approach
Appell, Lindsey – Think Global, 2015
In this Thinkpiece, the author, who is a Fulbright Teaching Assistant, examines what it really means to have mutual cultural exchange. She reflects on her experience as an American working in a university in Bucharest. In this paper she describes how some of her assumptions about academic life were challenged, and how being open to these…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Study Abroad, Exchange Programs, Cultural Awareness
Bowden, Rob – Think Global, 2013
This paper shares a selection of the context, insights and implications emerging from a pilot project "Leading Through Values" (LTV). The project took place across nine primary schools in the Midlands and focused specifically on nine active classes and their 210 learners. Pupils ranged from Year 2 to Year 6 and the active phase of the…
Descriptors: Global Education, Motivation, Foreign Countries, Teacher Motivation
Sander, Jane; Conway, Paula – Think Global, 2013
In this paper the authors explore what gets in the way of embedding a meaningful global learning curriculum and why some teachers and students find it difficult to engage with global issues. The authors use a psychodynamic model to try and make sense of what some global learning practitioners might find puzzling and frustrating. A psychodynamic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Global Education, Global Approach, Child Development
Martin, Fran – Think Global, 2012
In this thinkpiece Fran Martin looks at cultural similarity and difference within the context of global learning. The use of the words similarity and difference are often heard in the context of global learning. Drawing on academic theory, Martin, explores three different ways of thinking about cultural similarity and difference followed by a…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Cultural Differences, Global Approach, Global Education