Global Citizenship

Building Global Citizenship at TSIS

At TSIS, Global Citizenship is an awareness of our evolving global interconnectedness. It means we are constantly inquisitive towards our world and cultures, reflecting on how we can make a positive contribution both at local and global levels. We understand that sometimes there is not a right and wrong answer, instead we sort through the complexities that societies may bring recognizing differences and perspectives. We respect the universal values of equality, peace, and sustainability to uphold the rights and dignity of all people. We know that this journey must start with knowing ourselves, being metacognitive in nature, and observing the world around us.

A Global Citizen:

  • is knowledgeable about the world and understands that our perception of the world changes through experiences.

  • celebrates common humanity while respecting the different path a culture or group may take.

  • is conscious of the interconnectedness of humankind, ecosystems, government and economics, and that their actions affect others.

  • acts against social injustice and towards sustainable development, resilient and optimistic in their efforts.

  • is humble in nature, empowering others to act on their ideas while embracing uniqueness.

In order to achieve global citizenship, learning must be holistic, allow for student agency, and most importantly, it must be stimulating and inspiring. Alongside a written curriculum that exposes students to a variety of cultures and diverse issues affecting our planet, students develop attitudes towards learning that encourage them to collaborate and be open minded. All the while, students are active participants in their own learning process, allowing for a richer learning experience that requires deeper thinking, examining issues through different lenses and the ability to learn from mistakes.

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A Global Education:

  • engages students with a conceptual framework that allows them to explore social issues through multiple perspectives and disciplines.

  • rejects the idea that exposure to cultures is achieved only through food, flags, festivals, fashion, and famous people, instead learning about cultures focuses on ‘deep’ culture.

  • encourages students to lead and take student-initiated action on issues.

  • understands that the learner attributes are essential for international mindedness.

  • embraces the notion that all stakeholders are lifelong learners.

  • ensure students have high quality access to virtual learning environments that connect them to the wider world.

  • enables students to conduct authentic personal research.

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