Nile Schools Exhibition (Global Education)
in partnership with the Nile International Certificate Unit and Faculty of Specific Education - Cairo University


Privacy and Globalization
What justifies the question of privacy and universality?

Is diversity a human trait and a natural right of humankind? Opinions differ, and
this dispute has led to conflict and violence. Therefore, we should consider this under different slogans, in order to spread the values of the truth and in defense of human dignity, in the name of the resistance to terrorism etc.  In reaction to the emergence of minorities defending their right to disagree and recognizing them as an independent entity, which means that we live in the penetration of cultures to the specificity of other cultures in the name of the university. In exchange for the closure of certain cultures in defense of privacy and the rejection of universality, raised by some of the controversy that reflects the crisis of identity and the crisis of surplus identities

Putting future generations in front of an issue that requires them to understand and assimilate the constellation and look for ways to connect with other cultures rather than clash while retaining their right to maintain their identity.

The next generation needs to understand the universality of life as it is a creative, characterized by the power of action and not the forces of anger. The dead culture is the one that fears encountering and interacting with others, while the developing culture is the one that has the ability to meet the other culture without creating conflicts.  Is it not life that is to keep each of us his privacy and uniqueness without denying others the right his privacy? And without refusing to stand on a common ground of universal values that should be respected and defending human dignity and at the same time facing global problems that unite humanity in one fate?

The workshop seeks to expand the students' awareness of our planet, and to understand aspects of social, ideological, cultural, environmental, economic and political similarities. The workshop also aims to encourage students to research, examine and compare differences. We seem a healthy communication, activating the role of art education in the 21st century, as a means of understanding, and communicating. The project combines cognitive, self-learning and collaborative learning activities.

The project's design seeks to define the similarities and differences between the seven continents of the world. Each school year, students study one dimension of the culture of their choosing and work within their group to present other students in the school the distinguished features of this culture, trying to relate it to what they study in different school subjects, presenting distinctive natural resources of each continent.

We prepared a study unit consisting of eight workshops for each group, in which exciting activities presented the idea to the students and encouraged them to think, plan and work. Afterwards, the work was divided into steps: research, design, evaluation and implementation. The students were divided into seven groups. Each group focused on one of the seven continents. Each group study designed and implemented the selected elements. Each group created a 30 by 50 cm textbook containing the names of the students and teachers and a summary of the information and photographs they have collected and stages of their work.

At the end of the unit, we collected and displayed the artwork in a group exhibition at the school, so that all the students shared the global knowledge, which contributes to gaining as much information as possible about the world we live in.
The program started in the October branch of the Nile School; and we invited the other Nile School branches to participate. Therefore, we limited the size of the artworks to 50 to 70 cm to display them in the exhibition. We also distributed the topics to schools to cover, in order to study as many aspects of globalization as possible and build a global perspective for students to understand different cultures and support a sense of responsible citizenship at the local, regional and global levels. About 150 children aged between four and fifteen are participating in the exhibition. The work hops were planned and directed by Cairo Faculty members and student teachers of the College of Specific Education. The team supervised the field application with the help of the art education teachers in the schools.
The exhibition will be held in the main hall of the Nile Schools in the 6th of October branch, in cooperation with the Egyptian Nile International Schools, as part of the workshops of the second AMESEA Congress Egypt - Africa and the Middle East .

Project Management and Implementation Prof. Dr. Hala Razzaz - Faculty of Specific Education - Cairo University

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