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SXSWedu 2016

The Paradigm Shift of a Global Classroom

This past year, students from around the world came together to collaborate on world issues affecting their communities, taking the concept of global learning and turning it into a reality. In GlobalCOlab (GCL), Students teaching students from around the world, has connected students and educators from different cultures and religions from around the world to cross-cut disciplines, curricula, and traditional subjects to empower participants through student-led and student-created topics. These topics are based around global issues affecting each student’s community. GCL educators will discuss the need for an educational paradigm shift towards a global classroom in a one hour panel format.

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  1. Learning crosscuts all subject matter and can only be fully realized through connecting students to real world experiences and people.
  2. GCL not only provides the conceptual shift in education, but re-imagines the classroom into a border-less and subject-less world the user creates.
  3. The goal is to stress the process of learning in order to provide students the preparation needed to enter tomorrow’s workforce.



Brian Jones, Science Teacher, GlobalCOlab

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  • Tags: education, global, learning
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Instructional Strategies
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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