In the 21st century, leaders are expected to respond to the fast and continuous development of digital technology, diverse communities, and the global economy. To help students prepare for a developing world, schools must embody the society that we hope to create. At The Dewey Schools, we believe high-quality education can be realized through the commitment of the school to developing generations of students who are global citizens and digital citizens capable of dominating changes in the world.
STATEMENT ON GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
Global citizenship at TDS strives to encourage and provide opportunities for all members of our community to actively pursue knowledge that enables realistic social, cultural, political, emotional, and environmental awareness for the benefit of creating inclusive societies, and advocating for equity, equality, and justice for all.
TDS promotes multicultural events, global issues discussions, international interactions, and an international education to ensure awareness of pertinent issues faced by societies in the 21st century.
Our goals are to empower students to become leaders in our changing world and to use their global citizenship to positively impact communities wherever students may be. TDS will provide opportunities for students to engage in and experience multicultural experiences involving global issues and interactions with cultures other than their own.
To achieve GC, TDS students will:
- Actively engage in an immersive learning environment with exposure to the aforementioned issues. Introduce critical thinking and emotional intelligence as means to solve problems
- Enthusiastically engage with the local, national, and international communities to recognize the opportunities to help solve the problems of the world, with solutions that are empathetic and culturally sensitive
- Build their own understanding of world events, and define their own values and what is important to them
- Take learning into the real world to become 21st century learners to develop and voice their own opinions, empowering themselves to act and influence the world around them
STATEMENT ON DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
Every student at TDS will be a digital citizen by using multiple technologies efficiently, effectively, ethically, critically, and respectfully. TDS Students will understand the impact of their actions within the online community and are encouraged to express our school’s core values when interacting with the digital world. Teachers will remain open-minded when it comes to the use of new online platforms and must provide safe online practices for the protection of the students and the school, thus, creating balance while integrating digital technology and off-screen activities. Teachers will provide a platform for students to use information technology in the classroom, and students will be responsible for using the technology to facilitate their own learning.
- A digital citizen recognises they have an online presence and understands they are members of online communities. With this understanding, digital citizens should acknowledge their own responsibility in contributing to this digital world
- A digital citizen is someone who understands how to use multiple technologies in a safe, responsible, creative and effective way while interacting with the online community inside and outside of the classroom.
- A digital citizen is someone who uses the technology effectively to create learning products and to demonstrate continuous learning
- A digital citizen uses the different forms of media and communication online responsibly and awarely to engage in society. Digital citizens apply different responsibilities when understanding the internet is the difference between public and private information, truth/opinion, and online safety.