This teaching resource will be used during the course Dynamics of Globalization. This course is part of the curricula of the program of study of Political Sciences at the Aleksandër Moisiu University of Durrës. Based on the syllabus, the course deals with some important issues of the globalization such as: climate change, the use of the natural resources, sustainable development, free and fair international trade, innovation, poverty in the world, the role of IMF, WB, WTO, UN in the process of globalization ect.
Nevertheless this teaching material can be used in other courses that deal with the topics of globalization and/or sustainable development.
This teaching resource will be implemented in the last weeks of the semester/course. In this way the students will have already gotten some theoretical information on how globalization works. The lecturer will invite a representative of the RCE in for an open lesson. RCE is the Regional Centre of Expertise for the Education of Sustainable Development. It is located in Tirana and is in operation for many years in Albania. RCE has undertaken a lot of activities and it works as an informal centre. We have chosen this centre because we want to show our students that even in informal way, if we have the right ideas and willingness, we can be actors/role models for sustainable development in our country or region.
The representative of RCE will speak to the students about the aims of the centre, the activities that the centre has done or is doing, how it is organized, its achievements etc. The representative will make a Powerpoint presentation, where they can show pictures or videos in order to illustrate the activities that have been carried out.
The lecturer of the course can chose to invite representatives of other stakeholders, depending on the place where the course is taking place and where the open lesson is being integrated.
Previously at the beginning of the lesson, the lecturer will make some “Bingo Tickets” with some keywords based on the theoretical lessons that have been undertaken in the auditorium. These “tickets” will be given to the students, before the open lesson. The tickets will be different for each student. For instance, if there are 35 students, there will be 35 different tickets. Nevertheless some key words can be repeated on different tickets.
First of all the lecturer will introduce the organization of the stakeholder. At the same time the lecturer will introduce the representative, by introducing his/her curriculum followed by an introduction of the topic that will be discussed.
After the presentation the most important keywords will be discussed together with the RCE’s representative. The students will be invited to create their own idea for improving sustainable development in the region where they live. They can bring this project to the lecturer in order to earn points (100/1000) which must be available for the final evaluation.
The benefit to the stakeholder might be, but it is not limited to:
- Promotion of the organization to a wide audience;
- Promotion of its activities in a scientific environment;
- Getting feedback on the activities done up to that moment and possibly getting new ideas for improving these activities or making some new ones;
- Attract some students that might have an interest in collaborating with the stakeholder as volunteers or in internships.