Global Concepts

Knowledge is constructed through authentic and global events and settings known as the global contexts. Students learn best when learning is relevant and meaningful, and by providing inspiring global contexts, teachers are able to engage students and help them to link concepts to their own lives, thus making the learning more meaningful. Contextual learning also helps students to understand why they are learning.

There are six global contexts which include:

  • Identities and relationships

  • Orientation in space and time

  • Personal and cultural expression

  • Scientific and technical innovation

  • Globalization and sustainability

  • Fairness and development