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Generation Global: Ultimate Dialogue Adventure

The Dais & Generation Global are working together through The Dais SDG Lab Program to strengthen and engage students to develop understanding and exchange ideas on SDGs and critical issues youth face today.  

Generation Global is the Tony Blair Institute’s education programme for young people ages 13 to 17-years that enables them to embrace the future, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become active, global, and open-minded citizens.

The Generation Global programme has been running since 2009. It has supported over 550,000 young people and trained over 15,000 teachers from more than 30 countries in the skills of intercultural dialogue.

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Objectives

  1. Provide innovative activity for students to learn about global issues linked with SDGs on climate change, education, gender equality, equity, hate speech, among others.

  2. Provide a platform for students to learn and practice skills of dialogue with global peers - Global Communication, Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Questioning, and Reflection.

 

Engagement for Students

  1. Students complete the introductory module on the UDA to develop an understanding of dialogue, core skills of dialogue, and foundations of participating in a community. This is a onetime activity which students need to do after registering on the platform.

  2. Students complete the module on the special topic from the UDA for that month including participation in dialogue spaces.

  3. Students participate in a video-conference where they practice the core skills of dialogue on the special topic - sharing their perspective and experiences, listening actively to others, thinking critically about what they hear, asking constructive questions, and reflecting on the dialogue.

  4.  Reflections with students on their performance in the video-conference, their understanding of the topic, and skills developed using reflection techniques from the classroom resources.  The reflection sessions will be led by The Dais Team through a month-end reflection disucssion with the students.

  5. Students submit their written reflections after completing three modules.