The purpose of the Global Citizenship Challenge is to develop learners’ skills, whilst providing opportunities to understand and respond appropriately to global issues. During the Global Citizenship Challenge learners will explicitly develop skills of Critical Thinking and Problem Solving and Creativity and Innovation and apply them in an appropriate manner.
What is a global citizen?
What skills will learners be able to develop and use?
What does this Challenge involve?
A global citizen is aware of their rights and responsibilities as citizens of Wales and the wider world. They have an interest, enthusiasm for and understanding of global issues. A global citizen respects and values equality, diversity, tolerance and sustainability.
The Global Citizenship Challenge can contribute to developing the skills, attributes and knowledge that will create global citizens, with an understanding of the world and the place of Wales within it. Along with the knowledge and values that they gain from learning about global issues, learners will develop skills which will give them the ability and confidence to be pro-active in making a positive difference in the world. Through research, debate and discussion learners will consider a range of facts, factors, differing opinions and points of view on global issues. Learners will be presented with the opportunity to learn about world problems and issues, think critically about them and how they may be solved.
The Global Citizenship Challenge will provide learners with the opportunity to build knowledge and understanding of a global issue selected from one of the following topics:
- Cultural diversity
- Fair Trade
- Future energy
- Living sustainably
- Natural and human disasters
Using appropriate source material and resources learners will consider the impact of relevant factors including political, economic, social, technological, legal, environmental (PESTLE) in relation to the global issues chosen.
The Global Citizenship Challenge requires learners to respond to a global issue by raising awareness of the issue to a defined audience in a creative and innovative way.
Evidence for Assessment
Each learner must provide supporting evidence of a written Personal Standpoint, a Raising Awareness Pack and a Personal Review.
The supporting evidence for the Personal Standpoint must include:
- Differing views and opinions about global issue
- Relevant political, economic, social, technological, legal, environmental (PESTLE) factors
- Own views about the global issue
The supporting evidence for the Raising Awareness Pack could include:
- generation and evaluation of ideas for raising awareness;
- selection of one idea;
- development and implementation of the idea including appropriate problem solving and decision making techniques;
- materials and resources to be used in the raising awareness activity.
The Personal Review must include:
- Development and application of Critical Thinking and Problem Solving;
- Development and application of Creativity and Innovation.