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Using Technology to Prepare Students for the Challenges of Global Citizenship

Author(s): Houman Sadri | Madelyn Flammia

Journal: Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
ISSN 1690-4532

Volume: 7;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 66;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: International Relations | Citizen Diplomacy | Global Citizenship | New Media | Complex Interdependence Model

In the modern world, everyone must recognize that it is nearly impossible to separate many domestic and international problems and managing international challenges will take the efforts of all nations. As a result, each and every person must think like a global citizen and practice mindfulness in daily life. Using the complex interdependence model as a basis for examining citizen diplomacy, this paper suggests ways that new media can be used to introduce students to a global perspective on the world. Further, it provides faculty members with a set of guidelines for structuring projects that task students with the challenge of taking positive action to effect political and societal change.
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