How connected is our world, really? When you touch the seams of your clothing, who touched them first? What are their lives like? Does having internet access really connect us to one another? Our digital “connections” seem to mimic tribal patterns and echo chambers more than avenues of exploration. This is the context of our world today and on in which Veronica Boix-Mansilla establishes for our exploration in our mini course. Continue reading “Nurturing Global Competence in a Connected and Disconnected World at Project Zero”
As an AP Art History teacher, and now an AP World History teacher (jumping back into that again!), I find it very important that our students become literate to the world of ideas around them. This takes several forms these days; some will push for a more globally oriented course whereby students become aware of the rest of the world at large in order to increase their perspectives. I appreciate this attempt but I also find that our students, today, are especially illiterate of the ideas that form the foundation of our society – notably those that are at the bedrock of Western civilization.