Education for Global Citizenship
"Education for global citizenship is a framework to equip learners for critical and active engagement with the challenges and opportunities of life in a fast-changing and interdependent world. It is transformative, developing the knowledge and understanding, skills, values and attitudes that learners need both to participate fully in a globalized society and economy, and to secure a more just, secure and sustainable world than the one they have inherited." (Oxfam.org)
The Benefits of Becoming a Global Citizen
Global Citizenship means taking responsibility for the well-being of our communities and our planet. It means taking action to reduce inequity, to avoid harming others, and to protecting our environment.
Equity and Global Citizenship go hand-in-hand. Being a global citizen means taking responsibility to ensure that everyone has equal opportunities to succeed, which includes access to human rights and the resources necessary not just to survive, but to thrive. It also means taking responsibility to sustain a healthy environment where we can all flourish.
GCE Education at Centennial College invites students to think critically about injustices in our world and to take action to bring about transformational change.
Global Citizenship & Equity Education for Employment
"Communication skills development has always been an important factor of success in business, but the influence of globalization and cross-cultural interaction in recent decades has impacted the types of communication skills needed in dramatic ways." – David Ingram, Demand Media
"The top 10 skills employers are seeking from graduates include ability to work in a team structure, communicate verbally with people inside and outside the organization and ability to sell and influence others." – Forbes Magazine, 2015