We’ve talked before about some of the newer skills necessary for students and teachers in the 21st century. Digital literacy – and all the elements contained within that term- is probably the buzzword you hear most often. And for good reason: today’s young students are living in a largely digital, quickly evolving world that their teachers did not have. And their world will likely become even more digital as time goes on.
All that said, there’s a lot more than just digital literacy. In the first video, Jenny Buccos, a well-known director and producer, gave a really awesome TED talk on Global Citizenship as a hugely important 21st century skill. In the second video, Tanja Schulze addresses the concept of what it means to be a global citizen, and how one becomes one. In the last video, David Miller brings up the idea of redefining citizenship: how communities together define citizenship and what that means.
Take a look at the talks below, and tell us what you think: Is global citizenship something that should be taught? How can you – or do you currently – integrate teaching global citizenship to your students now? Weigh in on the conversationby leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page.