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Teacher guide What is globalisation?

TLF ID M013722

This is a compilation of five teaching sequences about globalisation. It includes sections on the global realities that need to be addressed in building a sustainable world, including how our daily lives as members of a global community are related to economics and politics, enhanced communication and communication technologies and a shared environment. It introduces this global issue and provides ideas and activities for classroom use. It uses digital texts, artworks and social media campaigns to engage students in interpreting information. These campaigns are used to demonstrate that change can be addressed and that we have the collective capacity to work for a sustainable future.

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Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the Exploring interconnections unit of study in the year 9 geography curriculum. It is particularly relevant to the content description about the effects of production and consumption of goods on people and places throughout the world and the implications for sustainability. The digital artworks, videos and geographical information about globalisation are important for this content description and encourage the teacher's inclusion of the critical and creative thinking and ethical behaviour general capabilities. The focus on global realities that need to be addressed in building a sustainable future contribute to the sustainability cross-curriculum priority.
  • The resource contributes to students attaining the achievement standard in year 9 geography. It helps them recognise the connections between the location and patterns of features. Students identify the causes and effects of change in places and environments. They apply their understanding of the processes of change to identify what would be needed to achieve more sustainable futures.
  • The resource contributes to students attaining the achievement standard in year 9 in English. It helps them evaluate and integrate ideas and information from texts to form their own interpretations.
  • It is also relevant to the sustainability cross-curriculum priority, particularly the eighth and fifth organising ideas that designing action for sustainability requires and balanced judgements based on projected future economic, social and environmental impacts and world views are formed by experiences at personal, local, national and global levels, and are linked to individual and community actions for sustainability.
  • The resource is relevant to the literacy, creative and critical thinking and ethical behaviour general capabilities. The visual and digital resources encourage thinking about ethical choices in purchasing, ethical sourcing, the power of information and communication technologies and social media and the role education can play in empowering people to work for a sustainable future.
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