Global Perspectives places academic specialization in a practical, real-world context, being a seminar-based opportunity to research and explore a range of issues challenging people across the globe. Developing critical/analytical, research, and problem-solving skills essential to higher education, students will learn to place their personal perspectives in a global context, finding new inspiration and challenges for their studies. Students will submit a presentation and an essay from their portfolio and sit an examination.
Aims of the syllabus
- become independent and empowered to take their place in an ever-changing, information-heavy, interconnected world
- develop an analytical, evaluative grasp of global issues and their causes, consequences and possible courses of action
- enquire into, and reflect on, issues independently and in collaboration with others from different cultural perspectives
- work independently as well as part of a team, directing much of their own learning with the teacher as an active facilitator
- consider important issues from personal, local and/or national and global perspectives and understand the links between these
- critically assess the information available to them and support judgements with lines of reasoning
- communicate and empathize with the needs and rights of others.
Component 1 Written Examination
- Demographic change
- Education for all
- Fuel and energy
- Law and criminality
- Transport systems
Component 2 Individual Report
- Belief systems
- Biodiversity and ecosystem loss
- Changing communities
- Digital world
- Humans and other species
- Sustainable living
- Trade and aid
- Effective time management to keep to deadlines - Students will need to take greater responsibility for their learning. Students’ progress will still be monitored closely and offered support should they fall behind with work - it is essential though that all do their best to adhere to work deadlines.
- Academic Honesty - Students must exercise academic honesty in all aspects of their work.
- Independent Learning - Students must continue to take responsibility for their own learning.
- Global Perspectives for Cambridge IGCSE® by Jo Lally
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