EXPLORING THE NIGHTS OF THE AMAZONIA
The ability to “be oneself” in a multi-cultural environment is envisioned as one of the utmost life skills in the 21st Century. According to UNESCO in its plan for education envisioned for 2030, individuals should now be able to display a variety of competencies inserted in different human domains: cognitive, affective and socio-cultural. The challenges ahead result in the need for a classroom where the learner is engaged not only in a significant learning experience but, in addition, an experience that is reflected upon, and made visible.
Education in the language classroom aims at fostering communicative competence that includes a linguistic and strategic awareness, but also global citizenship and multi-cultural understanding. Our strategic objectives, activities and evaluation should reflect the values that as individuals we would like citizens of the world to display.
Through the passion, commitment and knowledgeable approach of National Geographic’s explorer Leo Lanna, we will see how language is not only a means of expression, but a vehicle for people to experiment life and achieve dreams. Getting to see what happens during the wondrous nights of the Amazonia, our students will have plenty of opportunities to enrich their linguistic ability and come closer to being the leaders we hope for 2030.
National Geographic Explorer
The students' invitation and handouts to use in each session can be found ready to download at the bottom of each section.