It’s been said that the members of a global community are the people or nations of the world who are closely connected by modern telecommunications and being economically, socially, as well as politically interdependent. Therefore, a global citizen is someone who understands and aware the changes in the wider world, along with their place in it. These particular individuals have a sense of their role in the world; by respecting and valuing diversity, and with the knowledge and understanding of the world itself, they take responsibilities for their actions and beliefs.
For Bosconian, becoming a member of a global community is everything about inspiring young generations in developing the values, skills, and knowledge they need to engage with the world. Bosconian education is a learning framework in reaching beyond the school itself to the wider community, the global community. Hence, the young generations will possess Bosconian Five Cores, the integrity, creativity, leadership, compassion, and gratitude, which boost their problem-solving, decision-making, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills. To conclude, it’s all about the belief that the young generations are capable in making a difference.
By guiding the Bosconian young generations in challenging themselves to be member of a global community, they are able to:
- form their own perception of world events,
- reflect their values and their life’s meaning,
- implement learning into the real world,
- challenge ignorance and intolerance,
- develop positive arguments and voice out their thoughts,
- perceive the power to act and influence the world around them, and
- be proactive in their local, national and global communities.
What’s more, global citizenship inspires and informs teachers and parents, too. But above all, it shows that young generations have a voice and right to be heard. The world may be changing fast, but they can make a positive difference – and help build a fairer, safer and more secure world for everyone.