Why is global exposure important in early education development?

Why is global exposure important in early education development?

In today’s technology-driven world, preparing students for future has become more important than ever. Teaching students robotics during their education can increase their ability to be creative and innovative thinkers. One of the most important reasons for a robotics curriculum is that it introduces students to various scientific knowledge, concepts, and skills required for them to understand the futuristic world of information-based technology. A technology that is highly interactive, adaptive and autonomous.

Schools like International schools begin teaching world languages from the native speakers to the kids at their early age. They are also exposed to various success oriented educational programs with an aim to empower them with a global perspective. Such programs allow students to interact with others they aren’t familiar with.

When speaking about the educational programs that give global exposure to the kids, Oakridge leads the way. The school conducts Oak MUN, which is a platform where students from different schools participate in debating, sharing and evaluating world issues. It aims to educate them about current affairs, topics in international relations, diplomacy, and the United Nations. During the event, student delegates take on roles of international diplomats and ambassadors in various organizations and agencies of the United Nations and tackle some of the most pressing global issues. This challenge them to broaden their outlook, undertake responsibility, and holistically develop their skills. Also, it motivates them to learn, to share experiences with like-minded students, and ultimately, to grow into successful leaders of the future.

SGLI (Student Global Leadership Institute) is another program that gives the young leaders an opportunity to understand, share and resolve a major global issue. Students come forward to join a leadership journey and explore various aspects of themes like energy, water, food, equity, conservation, peace, etc. They use and improve their collective skills like problem-solving, collaboration, communication and multicultural encounters to get things done for positive impact across the globe.

Global Skype Sessions in the classroom is another way of inspiring and educating students about international affairs. With the aim of creating an International platform for the little learners where they get a chance to learn more about other countries, their culture, and the Education System. Guest lectures from renowned national and international schools and universities also help them in gaining a global exposure. It exposes students to the real-world life experiences from the position of someone who has been there.

Similarly, ASK Talk (Attitude, Skills, and Knowledge) is an initiative by Oakridge International School that introduces various careers to students. In the ASK TALK, professionals come and share their life-lessons and real-life influences which made them successful in their careers. These are the programs just to name a few that provides students broad perspective, global exposure and support in applying their knowledge and conceptual understanding to real-world problems.

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