Our ‘glocal mindset’ strands based on the ISTE Standard
During the review of the projects, we set three strands inspired by the ISTE
Standard “Global Collaborator” in the form of questions:
Strand 1 | Does the project broaden intercultural understanding?
Strand 2 | Does the project includes taking a role and responsibilities?
Strand 3 | Does the project examine and explore local and global concepts/
ideas/problems with others?
Through our reflection and iteration, we emphasized on balancing our efforts
between the global and local scales. We assumed that when both aspects
are embedded, they become interdependent and the collaboration is more
meaningful. Developing a “glocal” mindset in the context of education is not
only understanding that both scales are crucial, it is growing an intercultural
sensibility in order to be able to adopt multiple perspectives, become more
open-minded and aware of ways to interact with others.
Examples of projects implemented in the Primary Years
Following our Ed Tech Vision that focuses on students’ agency, choice and
voice but also of the 4Cs and the importance of developing digital citizenship,
we created opportunities in direct collaboration with the teachers to
experience “glocal” projects for our young learners.