The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change has launched a free, interactive online global citizenship programme to help out-of-school students and teachers respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
The Ultimate Dialogue Adventure is a simplified version of the Tony Blair Institute's online dialogue education program, Generation Global, which has supported more than half a million young people and trained over 13,000 teachers from more than 30 countries to be global citizens. In the US this includes 30,000 students across 35 states since 2010.
Have your students register: adventure.generation.global
The Ultimate Dialogue Adventure equips young people with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become active, global and open-minded citizens in a blended learning approach which can be used by students that continue with online learning, return to the classroom or a mixture of both.
The Ultimate Dialogue Adventure is free and designed for 13-to-17 year olds, and will enable students to
- be part of a safe and moderated online global community, that connects students around the world outside of the classroom;
- be able to learn the key skills of dialogue, which are critical thinking, active listening, global communication, questioning and reflection;
- share their perspectives on a range of topics, including the importance of education, the rights of women and girls, climate change, media and fake news, culture and beliefs.
Tony Blair, Executive Chairman, The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change said:
“Throughout the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on young people’s learning, with over 60% of students worldwide affected by school closures.
“Being deprived of the chance to connect with their peers in a school setting can affect their social and emotional well-being as well as their education.
“Now more than ever, young people need to learn how to think and talk about the world and I’m delighted Generation Global is providing a new, safe online place for them to do so through the Ultimate Dialogue Adventure.”
Key elements of The Ultimate Dialogue Adventure include:
Simplicity – The Ultimate Dialogue Adventure is a simplified online solution that equips students with global citizenship and dialogue skills both whilst they are out of school and on their return to school.
Cost – Access to The Ultimate Dialogue Adventure is free - there is no cost to the student, school or teacher.
Accessibility – The Ultimate Dialogue Adventure is available on different devices and in areas of low bandwidth.
Inclusivity – The Ultimate Dialogue Adventure meets web content accessible guidelines for people with disabilities and is designed to be inclusive for those of different background and needs.
User experience – The Ultimate Dialogue Adventure uses gamification to deliver learning content that’s engaging and fun. Students can earn badges and points as they become ‘Dialogue Masters’.
About Generation Global
Over the last decade, Generation Global has supported more than half a million young people and trained over 13,000 teachers from more than 30 countries to be global citizens.
Our model has been tried and tested in partnership with seven governments and our resources are recognised as best practice by the UK Department for Education, UNESCO, the Brookings Institute and the National Council for Social Studies.
Our programme has operated in the US since 2010, and currently has over 100 schools registered across 30+ states. We have reached over 30,000 students and in 2019 taught over 300 teachers in our approaches to dialogue and global citizenship.
About the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change supports political leaders and governments to build open, inclusive and prosperous societies in a globalised world. We do this through developing policy and advising governments. For further details go to https://institute.global