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Beyond the personal to the “political” – a personal perspective

Beyond the personal to the “political” – a personal perspectiveThe aim of the IGCA is to promote the development of individual students as global citizens, and the recognition of this by their peers and school. As you know, the focus on this development is on three areas:Developing greater knowledge and understanding of the diversity of backgrounds and views among people, in the sectionUnderstanding other cultures and outlooksThe impact of our own everyday lives upon other people and the…See More
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I have been involved in international education for over 40 years, including as head of two IB schools. For the past 15 years or so, since leaving full-time work in schools, I have been working on various projects concerned with global issues and global citizenship education, including the IGCA, which I initiated in 2006. I was director of IB's community theme project - its first major activity relating to global issues. My book "Educating for Global citizenship - a practical guide for schools" was published by International Baccalaureate in 2009, and I've written a number of chapters and articles on global citizenship education.
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Thoughts on the pandemic: None of us will be safe until everyone is safe.

Thoughts on the pandemic: None of us will be safe until everyone is safe.

 

As the Covid pandemic continues, different countries find themselves in very different positions. In some countries everyday life is quite normal, although in some cases low infection rates are ensured by very restricted international travel to or from the country. The UK experienced a second wave of infections earlier this year and deaths are among the highest per…

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Posted on April 17, 2021 at 17:30

Beyond the personal to the “political” – a personal perspective

Beyond the personal to the “political” – a personal perspective

The aim of the IGCA is to promote the development of individual students as global citizens, and the recognition of this by their peers and school.

 

As you know, the focus on this development is on three areas:

  • Developing greater knowledge and understanding of the diversity of backgrounds and views among people, in the section

Understanding other…

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Posted on April 14, 2021 at 18:41

Update from Academia Británica Cuscatleca (ABC), El Salvador

Walter Arevalo of the Academia Británica Cuscatleca (ABC), El Salvador, reports that schools in the country have been closed for face-to-face teaching since 11 March 2020. But IGCA activities at ABC continue.

“The IGCA meetings are taking place online every Tuesday and participants are very enthusiastic with the activities we hold each session. We also promote activities through an abcigca instagram account, which was a…

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Posted on March 17, 2021 at 17:30

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 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 on December 8, 2020 at 19:41

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At 9:25 on February 28, 2011, Rachel Tang said…

Hi Boyd,

    Some of my students have produced some excellent work on Element 1 of the IGC Award. Can I upload it on the Ning website and share it with everyone? If so, how do I go about uploading it? One of them is a video presentation with a great voice over. We are so delighted with the quality of her work and we would like to share it with the rest of the IGCA community.

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