Humanities
GEN499 Ashford University Importance of Becoming a Global Citizen Paper

GEN499

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Question Description

Importance of Becoming a Global Citizen

Prepare: View the Globalization: What is Happening to Us (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.? video and read the article A Model of Global Citizenship: Antecedents and OutcomesView in a new window by Stephen Reysen and Iva Katzarska-Miller (2013). Go to the Ashford Library and locate one additional source on global citizenship that will help support your viewpoint.

Reflect: Please take some time to reflect on how the concept of global citizenship has shaped your identity, and think about how being a global citizen has made you a better person in your community

Write: Use the Week One Assignment Template when addressing the following prompts:

  • After viewing the video, describe how being a global citizen in the world of advanced technology can be beneficial to your success in meeting your personal, academic, and professional goals.
  • After reading the article by Reysen and Katzarska-Miller, explain why there has been disagreement between theorists about the definition of global citizenship and develop your own definition of global citizenship.
  • From the article, choose two of the six outcomes of global citizenship (i.e., intergroup empathy, valuing diversity, social justice, environmental sustainability, intergroup helping, and the level of responsibility to act for the betterment of this world) as stated in the article, and explain why those two are the most important in becoming a global citizen compared to the others.
  • Describe at least two personal examples or events in your life that illustrate the development of global citizenship based on the two outcomes you chose.
  • Identify two specific general education courses, and explain how they each influenced you to become a global citizen.

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Final Answer

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Running Head: IMPORTANCE OF GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

Importance of Global Citizenship
Student’s name
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IMPORTANCE OF GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

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1. After viewing the video, describe how being a global citizen in the world of advanced
technology can be beneficial to your success in meeting your personal, academic, and
professional goals.
Focusing and putting extra effort to achieve specific goals in the future, which is always
uncertain, requires confidence and hope. In addition to confidence and hope, it is important to
remember that, these achievements are not just personal but also communal as well as global,
just as Antjie Krog explains how individualism is a source of global destruction. Moreover,
being a global citizen with access to advanced technology is a channel to accept changes and use
these changes positively to make the world a better place. In achieving career goals, it is of great
importance to embrace changes in terms of technology and human diversity and orientations.
Jonathan Sacks puts forth a very critical point that human beings will get used to anything
including war, poverty, hunger etc. except changes. Therefore, as a global citizen who aims to
achieve personal and professional goals, I must welcome changes along the way, live with hope
of a better future and impart suitable knowledge to communities I interact with, locally and
globally, to encourage global sustainable developments and achievements.
2. After reading the article by Reysen and Katzarska-Miller (2013)1 explains why there has
been disagreement between theorists about the definition of global citizenship and develop
your own definition of global citizenship.
Differences in defining global citizenship are evident in the paper and Reysen et al (2013)1
attribute these differences too wide variety of factors that define citizenship generally to as well
as the different perspectives of theorists. For instance, being a citizen of a certain country means
swearing allegiance and pledging loyalty to that pa...

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