AIMS
Global Perspectives
Global Perspectives

To become aware of a range of global themes and issues, viewed from personal, local, national and global perspectives, and of the connections between them.

To develop insights into the causes of these issues, and their possible future effects on the planet and on humanity.

To develop insights into the candidate’s own nature, circumstances and possible future, as a member of the human race, but also as an individual with unique biological and cultural inheritances.

To develop the disposition to engage in enquiry, especially areas – such as philosophical, spiritual, ethical and political enquiry – that draw out very different perspectives on global themes and issues.

To develop the disposition to engage in dialogue, collaboration and action, to share and compare experiences, feelings, ideas, ideals, projects and practices with those immediately around them, but also with those living in other countries and/or cultures.

To develop the dispositions of reflection and evaluation, i.e. thinking about experiences, observations, data, feelings, ideas, ideals, projects and practices – their own and others’ – with a view to seeing whether and how such things might be improved.

• To develop the disposition to seek clarity and develop a personal viewpoint, wherever possible, in relation to the global themes and issues studied.