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The Critical Voice of Youth in Education Advocacy and Global Citizenship

The Critical Voice of Youth in Education Advocacy and Global Citizenship | Education |
“ Kate Anderson Simons and Rebecca Winthrop discuss the need for global citizenship education in the post-2015 development agenda and the role of the Youth Advocacy Group (YAG) in leading this conversation.”
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Kara long's curator insight, April 17, 2014 10:47 AM

This article is about the program called "The education we want: an advocacy toolkit." It featured real-life stories of youths who have successfully advocated for this program.  YAG youth demonstrate remarkable passion, leadership skills, and eloquence when speaking about the barriers to quality education in their communities and in the world. They are able to understand what it mean to be a "global citizen."

Kristin Blom's comment, April 19, 2014 2:56 PM
I found this article very empowering, specifically for youth. Youth from around the world are coming together to fight for education for all kids around the world. It is very easy to take education for granted in America because it is readily available to us. Those involved in this advocacy are true global citizens because regardless of their age, they are bettering not just their communities, but communities around the world. This article was very interesting to me as well, because I think it would be an amazing experience to teach abroad someday.
Candice Blount's curator insight, May 4, 2014 2:17 PM

This article addresses the need for "global citizenship" education past the 2015. The article addresses the need to move away from traditional testing methods as it is not a true measurement of global citizenship. Traditional measurements may stifle creativity and innovative thinking. 

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Global Citizenship: Technology Is Rapidly Dissolving National Borders

Global Citizenship: Technology Is Rapidly Dissolving National Borders | Education |
“Global Citizenship: Technology Is Rapidly Dissolving National BordersBY PETER DIAMANDISON DEC 29, 2014| CULTURE, FEATURED, FUTURE 241 0 Besides your passport, what really defines your nationality these days?Is it where you were live? Where you work? The language you speak? The currency you use?If it is, then we may see the idea of “nationality” quickly dissolve in the decades ahead. Language, currency and residency are rapidly being disrupted and dematerialized by technology.Where you live, where you work…Increasingly, technological developments will allow us to live and work almost anywhere on the planet… (and even beyond).Soon, you’ll be able to live in the Greek Islands and work in Manhattan, London, and Los Angeles.Telepresence & Virtual EnvironmentsToday I use telepresence robots to telecommute around the globe, attend an XPRIZE meeting in India, or if I’m overseas, pop home for breakfast or dinner with my kids.The product I personally use comes from Suitable Technology and is called the “Beam.” I have about 15 beams across my different companies, and I’ll be integrating another 20 beams into my Abundance 360 Summit.Beyond these telepresence technologies, the biggest impact on dematerializing nationality will come from development of fully immersive, high fidelity, virtual worlds. Virtual workplaces you plug into using VR gear to interact with other virtual workers (perhaps even A.I.’s) on a daily basis.The earliest example of a virtual world where people were “living” and “working” is Phillip Rosedale’s Second Life.You can think of it as a proof of concept, an early prototype of what is coming.Think of it as pong, compared to today’s video games.Even as rudimentary as Second Life is today, its annual revenues have reached US$567 million, and since its inception, it has transacted over US$3.5 Billion as people build and sell virtual products in this virtual world. Not bad…But what is coming next will be transformational.With the creation of new VR technologies (Oculus Rift technology, Samsung Gear) and 360-degree camera technology (Immersive Media, Jaunt), we’ll be able to slide on a pair of Goggles and “go” anywhere in the real and virtual world.Companies will forgo bricks and mortar, and instead allow its work-force, from around the world, to beam into the same environment and work cooperatively. Think about a ‘kinder-gentler ‘ version of The Matrix.What language you speak…We are headed toward a world where everyone will have the tools to speak every language, in real time.Right now, Google Translate does a damn good job. The system built by Franz Och at Google over the last decade can now support translation between 80 language pairs. (Note: Franz is now heading machine learning at Human Longevity Inc, where he is helping to translate between the languages of genetics, phenotype and metabolome.)In 2013, Google stated that Translate served 200 million people daily.Another more recent example of simultaneous translation, this time between spoken word, is Skype’s recently announced “Live Translate.”Skype’s embedded artificial intelligence promises to translate your voice into another language in close to real-time while you are video-Skyping someone else on the other side of the planet (right now, it only serves English/Spanish translations).The bottom line: Star Trek universal translator is here and it’s going to be a game-changer.What currency you use…Decentralized, unregulated cryptocurrencies (like bitcoin) will make it MUCH easier to trade and transact both across and within borders.While this year hasn’t been so great for bitcoin, the fact is, cryptocurrencies are here to stay and will find more and more useful applications.Take the recent Russian ruble crisis for example.In Q4 2014, the ruble had a rapid devaluation due to political instability and the crashing price of oil, ending up at a 14-year low.So what happened?Russians have started pouring money into bitcoin.In mid-December 2014, CNBC reported, “Transaction volumes between the ruble and digital currency bitcoin enjoyed their biggest day of the year. This was close to a 250 percent increase in transactions.”Bitcoin dematerializes the banks, and demonetizes transaction fees. It is global and unregulated. And it is easy to use.With these characteristics, we will see a shift away from national currencies toward global cryptocurrencies that provide some level of stability and independence from your country’s political turmoil, or whether your country’s GDP is based on oil exports.Consequences for the Entrepreneur/CEOWe live in the most exciting time ever. In my mind, a borderless world will be a more creative, lucrative, healthy, and frankly, exciting one.Especially for entrepreneurs.A world where you, as an entrepreneur can now become a ‘multinational corporation’, accessing 5 billion potential customers. [image credit: Suitable Technologies]”
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Sarah McGregor's curator insight, November 4, 5:12 AM

Go on and read the "Global Citizenship: Technology Is Rapidly Dissolving National Borders"

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Global citizenship teaching resources

Global citizenship teaching resources | Education |
“Help students think about their place in the world and their responsibility to society with this range of free teaching resources focusing on global citizenship. We have lesson plans, worksheets and more on a number of topics, including...”
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Jessica Millar's curator insight, November 4, 2014 7:27 PM

What makes a global citizen?