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Why Governments Should Incorporate Global Skills In Education

Children and teacher looking at world mapA changing world

To varying degrees, we’re all experiencing the advances of a more globalized and open world. We view images on social media that transport us to places we didn’t know existed, our children are adroit at video chatting with their grandparents, and we increasingly work with colleagues of different backgrounds across the globe. This paints a picture of great opportunities, where choice and open-mindedness bring together the best of our globalized technological societies. At the same time, it highlights challenges and responsibilities. For example the need for a deeper understanding of empathy and inclusivity, sustainability, and striving to remain relevant. Continue reading