“If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
We are living in an agile world that is becoming smaller each day, where cultivating and nurturing international mindedness in children is of unprecedented importance. It is about bringing the young minds together and empowering them to share core values like empathy, kindness, compassion, and collaboration which know no borders. It is about looking for things that we share in common with everyone on the planet, which brings us together. As educators, it is important for us to realize that these children are future leaders and we need to give them opportunities that require thinking, brainstorming, and coming up with innovative solutions to real-world problems from a global perspective.
In a fast-paced world, where we live in multicultural societies, while there is room for confusion, bias, lack of understanding, and belongingness, there is a greater potential for nurturing an understanding of different cultures, and celebrations, valuing others’ opinions, and respecting multiple perspectives. This lays a strong foundation for empathetic, resilient, and understanding global citizens who will lead the world tomorrow. International mindedness helps students in many ways, let us contemplate on few reasons as to why is it so important and how it can be done-
Values that come with international mindedness like kindness, empathy, respecting others, and being compassionate is the way forward in this VUCA world. After all, the beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.
Universal Wisdom School