OUMH1103LEARNING SKILLS FOR OPEN DISTANCE LEARNERSNAME NO. MATRIC 1.0 Task A
1.1 IntroductionGlobalization has influenced citizenship in many ways, putting forth new issues. Population increase,movement, displacement of people in an international scale have challenged the basis of belongingsto the nation state. Global Citizenship Education is teaching those skills and attitudes that make themaware, active, critical and sociable citizens. Students need the knowledge, skills, and attitudes whichenable them to have an active role in different areas as a member of the world community. Socitizenship educating parameters are knowledge and understanding skills, and values related tocitizenship (UNDP, 2000).Various resources of water at global level have been studied and explained by Gleick(1993). In his studies Falkenmark (1993) has pointed out the importance of pure water and itsimportance in the near future. A multidimensional aspect of water has been studied by Edwards etal. (1989). Chemical and biological aspects and their interactions in polluted water have beendiscussed in the work of Dugan (1972). Urban civilization requires more water as compared to therural and also the quality of discharged water of the urban area is chemically more toxic (Bandy,1984).Water pollutionis thepollutionof bodies of water, such aslakes,rivers, seas, theoceans, aswell asgroundwater. It occurs whenpollutantsreach these bodies of water, withouttreatment.Wastefrom homes, factories and other buildings get into the water bodies.Waterpollution is a problem for thespeciesandecosystemsthere. It affects plants and organismsliving in the water. In almost all cases the effect is damaging not only to individual speciesand populations, but also to the wider biologicalcommunities. The colour is usually green orbrown but normal water can be blue.
2.0Task B FIGURE 1: INFOGRAFIK 12.1 Cognitive According to Figure 1 Global citizenship education helps citizens across the different nationsof the world to learn, acquire and perfect cognitive competences and skills that gives them thecapacity and capability to think critically, systematically, and creatively, which are attributesthat empowers them and grants them a competitive advantage in the modern world that isdriven by fast changing technologies and innovation trends (Kesselman et al., 2018)First and foremost, educating about the importance of water quality and purity would lead to anawareness of the impact our society, our economy has on the contamination of water bodies notonly domestic, but worldwide. Thus, we might be able to teach new behaviours when people interactwith water directly or indirectly and this way we might put an end to water contamination entirely.For this, schools, universities, governmental and non-governmental organizations and health careprofessionals need to work together.
Such a perspective downplays the cognitive processes by which people intentionally seek toengage in international environmental volunteering as a potential result of global citizenshipattitudes. Greater work, therefore, is needed to examine the role global citizenship potentially
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