International Global Citizen's Award

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Schools work with students to find out more about other cultures, review their personal global footprint, work with others and reflect.

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Black Lives Matter - Thoughts on racism - Understanding Other Cultures and Outlooks in the IGCA

The issues relating to Black Lives Matter which have come to prominence recently are very relevant to the IGCA. The section Understanding other outlooks and cultures calls for IGCA participants to find out more about how people view the world differently. There are many books and articles on racism, and many IGCA participants may wish to explore some of these resources. But Understanding other outlooks and cultures involves participants having direct…

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Posted by Boyd Roberts on December 8, 2020 at 19:53

Modified arrangements for IGCA Awards during the Covid-19 pandemic

Modified arrangements for IGCA Awards during the Covid-19 pandemic

 

Many schools have been closed or considerably scaled back during this continuing Covid-19 pandemic. This has disrupted external examinations, and examining bodies such as the International Baccalaureate and GCE A level examination boards have put in place exceptional arrangements. Students are receiving awards on the basis of work completed up to the time of school closure, and without external…

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Posted by Boyd Roberts on December 8, 2020 at 19:41

News from Pathways World School, Aravali, India May 2020

Geetanjali Dhull of Pathways World School, Aravali, India reports the number of awards made this year in Middle School:

Bronze level    50

Silver level       21

Gold level        33

 

In total, Middle School at PWS has made a total of 1307 awards since it introduced the programme in 2013-14:

Bronze 814, Silver 360, Gold 133

 

Completion of the programme and the award process has been held up by school closure for…

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Posted by Boyd Roberts on December 8, 2020 at 19:40

Covid 19 – an example of man’s dysfunctional relationship with the natural world

Covid 19 – an example of man’s dysfunctional relationship with the natural world

 

One of the strongest points to emerge during the Covid 19 crisis is the relationship of humans to the natural world.

Covid 19 is thought to have crossed the species boundary from a wild mammal to man. As it wreaks its devastating and tragic impact on human populations, we have responded by going into lockdown.

One of the few upsides of the pandemic is the resurgence of nature –…

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Posted by Boyd Roberts on December 8, 2020 at 19:36

Working with Others - some thoughts

Walter Arevalo from Academia Británica Cuscatleca sent through some photos of activities in November 2019 by IGCA participants at his school.

 

Walter’s photos of IGCA participants…

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Posted by Boyd Roberts on December 8, 2020 at 19:31

 

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These are indeed strange times, as the world adapts to living with Covid 19. Mulling over the health crisis, against a background of work on education for global citizenship, a few things occurred to me. It really is a global worldThe spread of the Covid 19 virus has demonstrated the extent and complexity of our interconnections across the whole globe. A virus infection starting in one city has since spread very quickly to every country, as a result of the movements of people around the world,…See More
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Responding to racism - and other reactions to Covid 19

The Covid-19 crisis has thrown many challenges to schools. The immediate concern has been to continue teaching in some form while students cannot physically attend school.But the crisis raises a number of important issues that schools will wish and need to take forward.Covid 19 is truly an example of a global (rather than international) problem. It affects all societies, irrespective of borders. It will only be addressed successfully with international cooperation. The need to develop a…See More
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Reflection by Bayan at Arabian Pearl Gulf School, Bahrain

Arabian Pearl Gulf School, Bahrain started the IGCA programme at the beginning of this academic year. Here (attached) is a reflection by Bayan, grade 11, on her first few months of engagement in the programme.Bayan describes work in her school to recycle and reduce plastic use.The Story of Stuff project has a number of excellent short resources on plastics:Video on plastic water bottles:…See More
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