Developing Global Citizens Through Curricular Transfer Goals
What long-term goals for students does every educator in our school share and teach towards?
Most schools have a mission statement that either states outright or implies an aim to develop global citizens. Schools recognize their responsibility to develop students who are prepared intellectually, culturally and ethically to make a positive contribution to the world. If this is our mission, how and where in the school day does the development of global citizens take place?
We cannot just develop global citizens through our global trips, MUN programs or Round Square exchanges, as these are opt-in programs. Since our mission statements apply to every student, the development of global citizens has to take place daily, within and through our curriculum and instruction.
This workshop demonstrates how to create and use K-12 disciplinary transfer goals as a means of developing global citizens.
As a result of this workshop, you will be able to:
Explain the role of explicit, articulated transfer goals in the K-12 curriculum.
Distinguish the form and function of transfer goals from unit and lesson objectives.
Lead your department, grade level, division and school in the creation and use of transfer goals.
Use the transfer goals you already have or create in this workshop as a means of developing global citizens.