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‘The Role of Global Citizens in Today’s World’ by Ehigie (2021) offers a comprehensive analysis of global citizenship and its significance in addressing global challenges. While the paper presents a strong argument and provides practical recommendations, it could have been further improved by addressing counterarguments, incorporating empirical evidence, and including diverse perspectives. Overall, the paper contributes to the understanding of global citizenship and encourages individuals to take an active role in creating a more just and sustainable world.
Development education is important because it promotes global awareness, empathy, critical thinking, active citizenship, sustainable development, cultural understanding, and education for all. It equips individuals with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to address global challenges and work towards a more equitable and sustainable world.
To include development education in my teaching and encourage my colleagues to plan development education activities in my school, I could:
Collaborate with colleagues: Share my knowledge and enthusiasm for development education with my colleagues. Organize workshops or professional development sessions to introduce them to the concept and its benefits. Collaborate with colleagues from different subjects to plan interdisciplinary projects or activities that incorporate development education themes.
Create a Development Education Committee: I could establish a development education committee within my school to promote and coordinate development education activities. This committee could consist of teachers and students who are passionate about global issues. Together, we could plan events, workshops, and campaigns that raise awareness and engage the school community.
Engage Students in Action Projects: Encourage students to take action on global issues through projects and initiatives. For example, they could organize fundraisers for a local or international charity, participate in community service activities, or create awareness campaigns on social justice issues.