HudsonWay Immersion School (HWIS) is committed to educating our students and helping them learn how to thrive in the context of an increasingly interdependent world. Global citizenship education develops students who embrace cultures beyond their own, are aware of their own preconceptions, and can reflect and take action to impact both their local community and beyond. Global citizenship cultivates personal respect and respect for others, regardless of where they live or their backgrounds.
Oxfam says a global citizen is “someone who is aware of and understands the wider world—and their place in it. They take an active role in their community, and work with others to make our planet more equal, fair and sustainable.”
A global citizen is a person who:
- Identifies with being part of an emerging “global community” and whose actions positively contribute to building a better world
- Sees other cultures as being enriching and embraces ethnical and cultural diversity
- Understands that actions have an impact both locally and globally
- Takes action that is considerate of self, society, country and the world as a whole
- Maintains a positive attidude and strives to be a well-balanced, perceptive individual
- Takes risks with confidence and optimism and takes action to improve the lives of others
- Demonstrates the action cycle by showing the ability to critique, hope and take action
- Believes in ethical responsibility and has a sense of social awareness
Global citizens develop skills that are fundamental to becoming an agent of change and shaping modern society.
Ethics and empathy