Globalisation, the digital revolution, mass migration, and the prospect of climate instability are triggering new concerns and demanding a new kind of graduate. All across the global, almost every country, companies, military, schools, even communities, are recasting our understanding of economics, communication, security, cultural identity, citizenship, and the environment. It is apparent that all these present to our youths new demands and new opportunities as well. It calls for more powerful, relevant, and self-directed learning that will prepare the young to live, compete, and collaborate in a new global scenario. YWK505 Youth in The World discusses three major forces shaping lives on the planet: the flattened global economy and changing demands of work; unprecedented global migration and the changing nature of neighbourhoods, identities, and citizenship; and climate instability and the growing need for global environmental stewardship. That as it may be, youths need not look far to see the effects of the major forces, it is shaping their lives very clearly every day. Singapore’s proactive government spares no effort to prepare her citizens, especially the young people through education. Local prominent researchers’ studies on active citizenry would be discussed to equip students with their engagement with youths.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July