Need for Global Education / Training (as per demands of marine sector)
Global education has become common knowledge, and like common knowledge of every kind, it is very often misunderstood and misinterpreted. Sometimes it is treated as a synonym of “multicultural” and “cross cultural” education. Sometimes the term “global studies” is reduced to studying the global environment. Global Education is also treated as an antidote to ethnic, religious and other manifestation of chauvinism. In some cases it looks more like preaching, than teaching. In fact, Global Education is all these, and much more. It is education for the future that we are striving for, and the youth of the century requires a new type of mentality which has been called “holistic”. In this respect global education should be considered as an approach, which equips the learner with a holistic picture of the world. It is viewing the world from different perspective. So, the worlds “Holistic” and “perspective” come to describe Global Education / Training. A holistic learner establishes numerous logical and associative ties, and is able to notice examine a variety of ways in which the same phenomenon can be investigated. A holistic world-view helps to bring together things that at first sight seem to have no visible relationship to each other. This is done by employing integration which is the bringing together of parts that contributes to a better understanding of every constituent element and a clear picture of the unity. It is essentially holistic in approach, holographic in structure, using integration as a strategic basis and modern pedagogical technology as a tool for imparting knowledge, skills and attitude to a person who possesses a multi-perspective and multi-dimensional vision of the world as a unity of interdependent factors, phenomena and processes and applies critical and creative thinking.