Cultivating a Global Outlook for the Global Economy
is published jointly by Think Global and the International Baccalaureate, with the support of the qualifications bodies AQA, Edexcel and University of Cambridge International Examinations.
Qualifications such as the IB Diploma, IGCSEs and the Cambridge Pre-U put a strong emphasis on learning about global issues and the wider world. Students and teachers who take and teach these qualifications say that it is the global learning aspect that inspires and enthuses students to excel and prepares them for the global society and economy into which they will graduate.
The value of global learning in the qualifications listed above is supported by evidence that highlights how learning about interdependence and sustainability can help young people to do well academically. Educators across both primary and secondary schools who have incorporated global issues into their work express strong confidence that this stimulates improved academic attainment, as shown by case studies throughout the report.
Because today’s students are intensely aware of and interested in addressing the world’s most challenging issues, they become more confident and enthusiastic learners when their studies are set in a global context.
But the report also highlights that these qualifications are at present only offered to a small proportion of young people, often those who enjoy a more privileged education already. It recommends that more qualifications follow these examples by incorporating global learning as a core element.
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