Global Awareness

Bedales uses the Harvard Education School / Asia Society definition of Global Awareness:

Using 21st Century skills to understand and address global issues. C21st includes critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration and communication

Global issues include:

  • Poverty, equality, social justice, human rights
  • Globalisation and economic equity
  • Global public health
  • Gender
  • Sustainable development
  • Peace and conflict
     

We also use their 4 global competencies to help measure global awareness in all our students. Globally competent students should be able to:
 

1. Investigate the world beyond their immediate environment -  

  framing significant problems and conducting well-crafted and age-appropriate research.

2. Recognise perspectives, others’ and their own -

  articulating and explaining such perspectives thoughtfully and respectfully.

3. Communicate ideas effectively with diverse audiences 

bridging geographic, linguistic, ideological, and cultural barriers

4. Take action to improve conditions -

  viewing themselves as players in the world and participating reflectively.

Read a summary of the Research Schools International report on Bedales, led by Christina Hinton of the Harvard Graduate School of Education