zondag 30 november 2014

Education is key

This week me and my class did a Skype-session with Bob Hofman (from the Global Teenager Project). From our western point of view my students talked about helping the poor in the Verdara community in the Udaipur District, Rajasthan - India. My students were talking about help from a typical Western society point of view that wasn't based upon equality, but should be. After the talk my students learned two new words that both classes will focus on during the project: reciprocity and equivalence. And within two weeks my students need to have an answer on how they will add the meaning to those words to their project, because Bob Hofman will call back in. Very good! And my students are enthusiastic about getting in touch with the community and school in India.

I discussed this with Emil Waldhauser and we both thought of the same thing. We need to ask what the community wants from us instead of us deciding what help they should need and get from us. We both are fond of the idea of getting in touch with the concerning community in India and getting to know each other and learn from each other. This challenge has been taken to the next level for us.

The students we both work with are very great learners. From both sides they have the insight that we need to make people aware of the differences in prosperity in the world by sharing stories through video, blog and other social media. So this is what we will do. Create global learners by sharing stories with each other and the world to gain global awareness. Educate each other! That's the main goal as we think of it and Emil his students have created this infographic about it:

In order to complete the Gold Star SEE Challenge Emil and I took, we've created a video about our project, showing the process and the students collaborating in SMARTamp.

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