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Vaidehi Krishnan, Generation Global Alumni Moderator

Over the last two decades and so, especially in a rapidly interconnected world, it is common to hear people talk about global citizenship. At first glance, the term seems to be self-explanatory, but on further thought what do we as teenagers understand by ‘global citizens’? More importantly, how do we become one? Having struggled with these questions over the last few years, I understand how deeply frustrating it can be...

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Generation Global

We are looking for a design agency that can bring ideas, creativity, and personality to our marketing and communication portfolio and work closely in an organised manner with our team to build strong visibility and branding for the programme. Deadline for applications: 20 January 2023 27 January 2023 Some key requirements while working on this engagement: Understand the target audience personas in depth and plan designs based on their interests...

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Generation Global

Welcome to our final Newsletter of 2022! Generation Global has reached over 19,000 young people from 90+ countries this year. New schools, learners, and educators joined us on a journey to prepare the next generation to become global citizens from 10+ new countries, including Japan, Congo, Belize, Brazil, Malawi, Moldova, Kosovo, and many others. We partnered with Lead for Ghana, Commonwealth Education Trust, YuWaah – Generation Unlimited in unlocking young people’s potential to dialogue with one...

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Yamun Sharma, Generation Global Alumni Moderator

Sharing is one of the essential skills one needs to put to work to have a meaningful and effective dialogue. It is also one of the natural elements of human behaviour. We are naturally inclined to share with others what we think or how we feel. Yet, many young people hesitate to share their experiences and ideas. Sharing is an essential part of our daily lives. When you share your...

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Generation Global

Well-being can mean different things to different people across the world, yet it is universally important to reflect on what we can do to look after our own and each other's well-being. That is why we launched a photo contest for young people ages 13 - 17 on the theme of well-being. We asked for a real-life photo, a collage, a painting, a sketch, or anything else that they thought...

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Generation Global

Our third newsletter of 2022 has something for everyone. So, whether you are a learner reading this newsletter or an educator and practitioner, you will find something of interest! This quarter brought us many firsts: the launch of our first online professional development course for educators, ‘Introduction to Dialogue’ and our first Instagram account, connecting young learners to Generation Global via the platform. We wrapped up the SDG Dialogue Series...

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Lorenzo Raffio

Generation Global is looking for a firm to develop and launch a mobile app (iOS/Android) to offer a new way for young people to access and interact with the Ultimate Dialogue Adventure, an interactive web platform for 13-17-year-olds. The work will include: Scoping the functionalities, user experience, technological specifications and requirements to successfully publish the app globally on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store; Developing the app using...

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Crystal Lee, Children Believe

A joint program with the UK's Tony Blair Institute for Global Change is building the knowledge and influence of vulnerable teens in Ghana, Burkina Faso and India 'I love being a teacher,' says Odette Kuunaa Dery (above, left), a member of the science faculty at a junior high in a Children Believe-supported school in Tamale, the capital of Ghana's Northern region. 'I get to interact with young people at an...

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Generation Global

We have lots of exciting updates and announcements to support you on your Global Citizenship journey in this newsletter. We are making everyday count by creating more teaching resources, recognising educators achievements through our Educator Awards and inviting even more young people from all over the world to join us on the Ultimate Dialogue Adventure. We have also updated the video conference schedule with new topics and ramped up our...

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Fiona Dwinger

When the pandemic hit in Lebanon, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change adapted its Wahda programme curriculum to the digital environment. This USAID-funded intervention built on existing learning from a decade of delivering Generation Global, the Institute’s flagship global citizenship programme. While the programme sought to increase tolerance and understanding amongst young men and women (aged 13 - 24) across ethnic and religious divides in Lebanon, it was young...

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Generation Global

The first edition of the Generation Global Newsletter for 2022 is here! This quarter, we published two new resources to support practitioners and educators introduce Global Citizenship and dialogue into the classroom: the Youth Dialogue Handbook and 'Essentials of Dialogue' in Spanish. We also hosted two online events in the first quarter for educators as well as young people to connect, learn, and share. It was great to see teachers...

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Sandra Miranda Leal

“At Prepa Tec, a multicultural teacher teaches his subject by linking the content with some aspect of cultural diversity, whether local, national or international.” A globalized world like ours requires citizens with a respectful vision of multicultural diversity, informed and empathetic people, willing to get involved in searching for solutions, professionally competent, and simultaneously sensitive to cultural diversity. Therefore, multicultural teachers are challenged to have the appropriate tools to achieve...

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Generation Global

Welcome to the fourth edition of the Generation Global Newsletter for 2021! We have many reasons to celebrate this past quarter, starting with our 10-year programme anniversary in Indonesia to our first anniversary of launching our student platform, the Ultimate Dialogue Adventure. And the cherry on top is being selected as one of the top 100 education innovations to watch in 2022 by HundrED. This is a proud moment for...

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Generation Global

7 October 2021 Welcome to the third edition of the Generation Global Newsletter! This edition will bring you up to speed with everything that's been unfolding over the past quarter - many exciting developments to the teacher portal, new partnerships, and new team members! We are working very hard to expand our reach to enable the next generation of young people to develop global citizenship and dialogue skills. In the...

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Generation Global

Welcome to our first ever Generation Global issue! We are very excited to launch this newsletter to share with you exciting updates about new developments, events, news, and impact stories from the Generation Global community. We started 2021 with many firsts - conducting our first workshop with educators in Indonesia on curriculum integration, launching a brand new topic on civic participation, and setting up our first cohort of student &...

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Lucy Hayter

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrust teachers and students into the largest educational experiment the world has ever seen. The lockdowns have compelled teachers to embrace technology and challenged students to learn via Zoom, mobile phones, radio and television. Over 750 million girls and young women have been part of this global experiment and there is emerging evidence to suggest that this shift to online learning could be having a positive...

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Serie Jimenez

The year 2020 will not be forgotten any time soon. For years to come, people around the world, of every age and from all walks of life, will remember the series of life-altering events that took place during these 12 months. For many, these incidents unfolded online and on social media: From our homes we have watched devastating wildfires in Australia and the Black Lives Matter movement that took the...

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Lucy Hayter

Almost 9 million children in England returned to schools this week. They join hundreds of millions of students globally who have either already returned to school or hope to soon. The priorities for schools will be markedly different this year owing to Covid-19 - regular handwashing, staggered lesson times, social distancing and restrictions on extracurricular activities will be the new norm. For teachers, the introduction of blended learning approaches will...

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Xan Northcott Serie Jimenez

COVID-19 is an educational crisis of a global nature never seen before. In just one month, 90% of all learners worldwide (more than 1.5 billion young people) saw their school or university close. As Medha, a Generation Global teacher in India, told us: "Because the lockdown was sudden, many students don't have stationery and no books. They are panicking. I feel the school buildings are closed but the staff is...

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Cleo Blackman

The Covid-19 pandemic has surfaced many social inequalities that we knew existed in our societies. For the education sector, these include deep disparities in environments conducive to effective at-home learning and inequities in access to technology. An OECD report released yesterday, which surveyed 59 countries’ responses to Covid-related school closures, reveals that only half of students have been able to access all or most of the curriculum through remote learning...

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Ian Jamison Cleo Blackman

The Covid-19 pandemic has plunged us all into a new and disruptive reality, and for many, the dominant emotion is fear: fear of contagion, fear for loved ones, fear of economic hardship, fear of unemployment. Historically, fear caused by chaos and devastation has led to scapegoating of particular groups. And the same is true here, with Covid-19 being seen as yet another opportunity for fringe groups to exploit a crisis...

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Ian Jamison Cleo Blackman

To help build young people’s resilience to hate speech, our dialogue education programme, Generation Global, works with experts to produce briefing notes to help teachers understand narratives of hate. We have just launched two new ones – on Anti-Semitism and Anti-Muslim Hate. Knowing the themes that underpin these narratives means that teachers are better prepared to recognise them amongst students, when supporting them remotely and in school, and can feel...

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Generation Global

At the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, we are redirecting our efforts globally to support the fight against Coronavirus. Our education programme, Generation Global, is offering existing students a safe space to interact with their global peers using our resources and online student dialogue forum. At the same time, we are hosting virtual dialogue circles for teachers across all the regions we operate in. We are pleased to be...

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Tony Blair

The world is divided in many dimensions today. Rich and poor. East and West. North and South. Divisions of culture, identity and faith. Some people are frightened of globalisation. Others welcome it. Some see diversity of population and society as a strength, while others see it as a threat to traditional ways of life and thinking. Yet one thing stands out. The future belongs to the open-minded. Globalisation is driven...

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Teaching for the 21st Century

Practitioner Voice
Emily Laurie Rory MacLeod

In the twenty-five years since World Teachers’ Day was launched, violent extremism has gone from a fringe problem to one of the most pressing challenges facing the world today. Security measures will always be vital but defeating this threat requires a generational struggle against the ideas that underpin the violence. A comprehensive, multifaceted strategy is needed with Education at the heart of it. That’s why on World Teachers’ Day this...

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Measuring Open-Mindedness

Practitioner Voice
Ian Jamison

Generation Global has allowed thousands of children from different cultures to virtually ‘meet’ via video conferencing and blogging. Aimed at combatting radicalisation and recruitment to violent extremism, the programme promotes interreligious and intercultural understanding to build young people’s resilience to narratives often used by extremist groups, which frequently suggest that people from different cultures have nothing in common. The study of the effectiveness of the programme by academics at the...

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