Value of cultural diversity & Civic mindedness

This evaluation is for a course for pre-services teachers on global citizenship made by the UCLL and Leen Alaerts. It is applied for the following two competences:
• Value of cultural diversity
• Civic mindedness
The rubric is used by the students themselves three times a year: in the beginning, middle and at the end of the course. They have two assignments for this course:

1. Student groups of 4-5 students choose an SDG, they choose a research question and write a paper together about this. They also give a workshop for all students about this SDG which requires a conversation with the other students e.g. a debate, role play, an educational game, …
2. Student pairs commit to do community service learning for four days (minimum 10 hours – maximum 16 hours). They choose an organization (e.g. often educational organizations and projects). This is a preparation for when they afterwards do a ‘diversity internship’.

The students must use the rubrics to reflect on their growth throughout the year and course. In the end, they have to hand in a reflection document on the competences of the rubric. It used to be a conversation with the professors but as there are 200 students this was not feasible. It is essential is to continually emphasize the importance of reflecting on oneself: where are you now and where do you want to go? In the end of the course, the reflection is quoted together with the two assignments as one integral mark for the course.

Consciousness Explaining Growing Acting
Person | Cultural self-awareness
I am aware of my own culture, frame of reference and worldview. I have insight into my own (layered) identity, including the origin of my own cultural opinions, assumptions, preferences, interests and expectations. I want to expand and deepen my cultural knowledge: I am curious and open to new knowledge and insights about culture and society. I want to actively create and look for unknown challenges to try to deal constructively with possible negative experiences.
Others | Multiperspectivity
I am empathetic and mentally flexible: I am aware of the fact that my perspective is only one of many equal perspectives. I can name and explain the different perspectives, points of view, behaviors and cultural expressions from the values and principles behind them. I intend to get to know other perspectives in an open and critical way. I actively seek out new encounters, enter into an open dialogue and thus respectfully get to know other perspectives.
Society | Global citizenship
Head I am aware of the influence of international events and actions on local situations and of the effect of my actions on international problems. I give meaning and interpretation in terms of content to social concepts, institutions, parties and processes. I recognize and mention the mutual connections between trends at international and local level. I place events and actions in their geographical and historical context.
Head I feel involved in events far away and in the multiple communities in which I find myself. I research value frameworks and estimate their influence on events. I can empathize with the needs, perspectives and actions of others. I have understanding and sensitivity to differences and similarities. I show a respectful, caring attitude towards others and the world.
Hand I am open to collaboration with individuals and organizations in projects that include a social and ecological commitment. I can make my own point of view on a substantiated, information-based and investigative way of arguing. I enter into a dialogue with others about social and ecological issues in a clear and open way. I commit myself to make an enterprising, creative and constructive contribution to solving a social issue.

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