This week we looked at lifelong learning and what it means to be a global citizen.
Lifelong learning as a basic definition is learning that continues throughout your whole life, not just your schooling years. Lifelong learning enables people to continue developing even through non-formal ways of learning, which can be just as valuable as formal ways of learning can be (Lifelong Learning Council Queensland Inc, 2013).
We can ensure our students become lifelong learners through ways such as encouraging students to make their own learning goals, reflecting, and collaborating with other students (Bryce & Withers, 2003). All of these will help them develop important skills for their adult life.
A global citizen is someone who contributes to the local and global society, they have certain values and act in a way to make our world more sustainable (Oxfam, N.A.). The Oceania Project is an example of a global citizen. I have created a presentation of what they do using Prezi. Prezi is a fantastic online presentation program that enables the user to create quick, basic information presentations and share them with the online community and anyone else who accesses the presentation via its link.
Bryce, J., & Withers, G. (2003). Engaging secondary school students in lifelong learning. Indigenous Education, 14. Retrieved from http://research.acer.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1014&context=indigenous_education
Lifelong Learning Council Queensland Inc. (2013). What is Lifelong Learning? Retrieved from http://www.llcq.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=12
Tri-star Martial Arts Academy. (2014). Lifelong Learning. [Image]. Retrieved from http://tristarkarate.com/blog/karate-school/enjoy-lifelong-learning-on-a-shoestring-budget
Oxfam. (N.A.). What is global citizenship? Retrieved from http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/global-citizenship/what-is-global-citizenship