Guided learning hours: 15
You’ve likely heard before that the world we live in is “getting smaller every day” or that our society is “more connected than ever.” In so many ways, this is true. We live in a world where technology and business have broken down boundaries and borders in unprecedented ways. What this means is that we can no longer afford to think about ourselves as independent beings focused only on the things immediately around us.
Instead, we need to think of ourselves as global citizens, people who understand the interconnectedness of countries and cultures, and act accordingly to build a better world.
In this unit, we will explore:
- What it means to be a global citizen today.
- Challenges we may be interested in tackling in the world.
- Perspectives on personal and collective responsibility.
|Unit Information: |
This Thrive unit and the lessons are designed for students to work through at their own pace. This is because students may want to spend more time on one particular topic than another. The units are composed of 5/6 lessons in each unit and each lesson can take between 2-4 hours depending on how one paces themselves. There are activities and tasks in each lesson and resources to support learning. Many of the lessons have summative tasks that draw together the learning in each of the individual lessons.
In this Thrive unit, there are many aspects that may directly connect with you. Although very stimulating and thought-provoking, because we are all human, some topics may affect us more than others and may have a deeper meaning for us. For example, exploring our relationship with technology may connect with aspects of our lives that may be more meaningful or have more impact than others. If you are affected by any of the issues or topics covered in the unit, please contact your counsellor in school or reach out to your pastoral leader.
- Exploring global poverty and income; exploring and applying key terms;
- Systems and Design thinking as a way of solving global problems and applying this to authentic global issues.
- Reading the Tao Te Ching and Stoicism comparing different philosophies from East to West, particularly where happiness and wellbeing are concerned.
- Studying a great pitch and establishing the crucial elements
- Students prepare and write their own entrepreneurial pitch for an ethically sound product/event/ for investors.
Questions asked in the course
|Narrowing the Gap|
|What’s a global citizen? What is global consciousness?|
|How are we interdependent? Systems Thinking, Leverage Points|
|What is design thinking in this context? DJP – 5 stages and how we can explore similarities and differences|
|Eastern and Western Philosophy – Introduction to Tao Te Ching/Taoism. How can we learn from these approaches in terms of global perspectives and challenges?|
|What is social entrepreneurship? Who are social entrepreneurs? What can we learn from them? |
Please find below the introduction to unit 4: Global Citizenship and Social Entrepreneurship
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