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How globally-informed are we and our learners?
How can we make use of accessible databases, tools and provocations to generate lines of inquiry that enhance global engagement?
This guide has a range of tech and non-tech tools to evaluate global-mindedness, access real-world data and use to inspire meaningful inquiry. Including Wolfram|Alpha, Gapminder, Dollar Street, SDG Tracker, Making Thinking Visible, and more, these resources will help you enhance the international dimension of your units.
Hans Rosling (1948-2017)
#Factfulness is a disposition
A globally-competent learner needs to have a factful understanding of the world we live in; to be able to navigate and evaluate data and sources effectively and to take action on inquiry that has a solid foundation of well-learned knowledge and skills. As international educators, it is on us to activate these inquiries and be vigilant for outdated stereotypes and prejudices. To this end, we can use real-world data to tell compelling stories across the curriculum and to inspire meaningful inquiry in our learners.
Read more: Should we stop "pitting the 'developed' world against the 'developing' world?" and start using the four levels of development? Here's Bill Gates's take (and descriptions of the four levels.) From Business Insider.
Defining Inquiry, by Stephen for International School Magazine.