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Ehigie highlights the need for individuals to embrace a global perspective, recognize their responsibilities towards global issues, and actively contribute to sustainable development. The paper effectively argues that global citizens possess a sense of empathy, cultural awareness, and critical thinking skills necessary to address complex challenges such as poverty, inequality, and climate change.
Development education plays a crucial role in nurturing global citizenship. It equips students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to understand and engage with global issues. By incorporating development education in my teaching, I would aim to foster students’ global awareness through interdisciplinary lessons, case studies, and interactive discussions. I would encourage colleagues to plan development education activities throughout the school by organizing guest speakers, workshops, and global partnerships. Furthermore, integrating global perspectives into the curriculum and collaborating with local and international organizations would provide students with real-world experiences, promoting a sense of responsibility and action towards creating a more sustainable and equitable world.