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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- Learning crosscuts all subject matter and can only be fully realized through connecting students to real world experiences and people.
- 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.
- 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