"Pisa tests, an international standard for comparing education systems around the world, could include a new measurement of global skills in the next round of tests in 2018. The OECD, which runs the tests in maths, reading and science, is considering adding another test which would look at how well pupils can navigate an increasingly diverse world, with an awareness of different cultures and beliefs. The OECD's education director Andreas Schleicher explains why there is such a need for new rankings to show young people's competence in a world where globalisation is a powerful economic, political and cultural force.
Education leaders around the world are increasingly talking about the need to teach 'global competences' as a way of addressing the challenges of globalisation."
"The desperate men, women, and children flooding into Europe from the Middle East and Africa are not the only people moving along ever-shifting and dangerous migration routes. Last year saw the highest levels of global forced displacement on record—59.5 million individuals left their homes in 2014 due to 'persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or human rights violations' according to the United Nations. That's 8.3 million more people than the year before."
The Syrian Civil War that stemmed out of the Arab Spring in 2012 morphed into a conflict unlike any of the other Arab Spring protests. In the years before the Arab Spring, Syria experienced an extended drought led to declining agricultural production and social discontent even before the spark of revolutionary change swept the region. The rise of ISIS in the power struggle has led to horrifying atrocities that leave ordinary citizens seeking the most basic of human needs: safety, shelter, food and water.
"In some ways, all 2D maps of Earth are interrupted at some point, even if it’s just along the antimeridian at 180°. Interruptions are often in areas of less interest e.g. oceans for a land-focused map."
Toerisme is de grootste branche ter wereld. Als een olievlek verspreidt toerisme zich naar nieuwe gebieden zoals krottenwijken. Daar zoeken wij toeristen naar a...
Henk Trimp's insight:
Toerisme blijft een onderwerp met lastige morele apecten. De aanslag nabij Sousse, Tunesië op 26 juni jl. (https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aanslag_in_Sousse) betekent een klap voor het toerisme dat net weer aan het opkrabbelen was. Maar zou dat toerisme er eigenlijk wel moeten zijn? (denk aan bijdrage vliegverkeer aan CO2 uitstoot; ontwrichting locale gemeenschap, moderne slavernij...). Maar hoe moet Tunesië het zonder toerisme redden? Enz.
"Ships carry 11 billion tons of goods each year. This interactive map shows where they all go. About 11 billion tons of stuff gets carried around the world every year by large ships. Clothes, flat-screen TVs, grain, cars, oil — transporting these goods from port to port is what makes the global economy go 'round. And now there's a great way to visualize this entire process, through this stunning interactive map from the UCL Energy Institute."
In this lesson, we provide strategies to help students accurately interpret maps, and we suggest ways for using current event maps as a tool to better understand both history and what’s going on in the world today.
"Sometimes when a conflict involves Muslims, Islam may not be the best category for understanding it. Omid Safi with a reflection on the current crisis between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and why framing it as religion is not the most helpful framework."
In the last few days, virtually every news outlet has featured a series of stories on the rising tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The conflict by now is well-known: Saudi Arabia executed 47 people, including Shi‘i cleric Nimr al-Nimr. While both Iran and Saudi Arabia are among the worst global executioners of dissidents, the sheer size of these executions was rare even by their gruesome standards. Iran retaliated through bombastic rhetoric, stating, “God’s hand of retaliation will grip the neck of Saudi politicians.” The two countries have broken off diplomatic relations, a tension that has rippled across the region.
Tags: Saudi Arabia, political, conflict, Iran, Middle East.
Explore the role of ISIS in the Middle EastInterpret political cartoons on the U.S. response to ISISIdentify the techniques used by cartoonists to express political opinionMonitor the news media coverage of ISIS over time
The Silk team has created another interactive map from the Migrants' Files data which allows you to query the information about migrant deaths by year, location and cause of death. If you click on a map marker on the Fatal Migration Incidents in the Mediterranean map you can read details about the mapped incident, including the number of casualties and the date of the incident.
** Rant warning **Every week I try to find a few new interesting spatial datasets to use for MangoMap testing. Needless to say I spend more time than most doing battle with the various "Open Data" portals that the governments of this world in their infinite wisdom have gifted upon us.They generally fall somewhere between rubbish and unusable in terms of the overall experience and most don't seem to understand what the word open in open data even means. They all stink of something that
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