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A Pedagogy of Development Education: Lessons for a More Critical Global Education


This chapter provides examples and adaptable strategies for school leaders to work toward changing traditional school culture in order to advance the key qualities of a 21st-century global education, which include being action-oriented, globally connected, and inclusive. Schools can shift away from counting hours and move toward more reflective, action-oriented service learning. In a globally connected school, students, parents, and teachers feel connected to learning, and recognize the student as an individual through selected sharing. Schools can implement networked learning for students and teachers by having students collaborate with peer reviews, comment on blog posts, or create multimedia with students from partner schools. International Baccalaureate (IB) programme curriculum frameworks are increasingly popular in both national-system and international schools. The IB challenges schools to create deep relationships between disciplinary learning, service, and action. All schools, regardless of location, can benefit from open-minded approaches to learning, particularly in our rapidly changing world.