GEN 499 week 5 Discussion 1 and Discussion 2

Discussion 1

The relationship between the advances in technology and global citizenship has grown to be more and bigger, developed and mature in the recent past. Technology has enabled citizens from different parts of the word to interact together and share ideas freely than before when technology was still something foreign. A citizen from one country has learnt to appreciate different ways set ups mostly through social media, blogs and other sources of information. The knowledge of other places has made citizens appreciate many things and thus be responsible. The internet in the modern world has become a haven of knowledge. Almost all learning materials can be found from the internet and this can be easily linked to the advancement in technology (Jefferis, 2002). Technology has fostered knowledge acquisition and also improved the field of learning s great deal.

There are a multitude of challenges and benefits the same time when it comes to technical and global community. It has brought about different changes in rich cultures as they are have been washed away in favor of others. Some cultures adopted are good while others bring about moral decay and other vices in the society that were never heard of before the modern global community. Technically, some countries are struggling to meet self-imposed demands they wouldn’t bother if they had no knowledge of other countries. This is causing a strain of resources and sky rocketing public debt. Personally, technological and global influences has been positive so far. I have learnt to accept the little things I took for granted before. I have also learnt how diverse cultures are globally. Technologically, it has enable me to be in touch with relatives and friends globally.


Jefferis, D. (2002). Internet: Electronic global village. New York: Crabtree.

Discussion 2

General education has taught me a lot. Ever since I enrolled to this point in time, I have managed to acquire concepts that has shaped my life and I have been able to make me aware of many things that I wasn’t aware of before. It has enabled me realize my personal potential. Among others are scientific literacy, decision making, communication, myself and the society, Ethics and responsibility, leadership and team work, Aesthetic understanding and creativity and development of personal potential (Bent & Kronenberg, 1970). All these skills have enabled me to look at things differently from the way I used to b before. Scientific literacy on its own has been of a great importance to me. I am now able and in a position to critically analyze things at their own level and ask critical questions that any scientists would in trying to find out answers to them. This has led to full understanding and thus aesthetic understanding Team work on the other hand has made me realize the capability we have as a team since we can share ideas that maybe we didn’t have or even build confidence on them. Leadership is another important aspect of what I have learnt. I am now aware of the various roles each and every leader is entrusted with together with their responsibilities and expectations.

The most important things I have learnt from this course is about ethics and responsibility. When I was reading about the world as a global village, I learnt that there are very many people that have different cultures and people with different ideologies. Respecting them when interacting is the least I can do. Ethics and responsibility have played a big role here. Throughout my entire course as a university student, I have learnt more about scientific skills. This skill has enabled me get the required answers for questions that keep coming up each and every day. I will certainly give my contribution to the community by helping in developing young children to the level they are required. I will nature them according to how I have been taught. My personal life has been shaped in that I am now in a position to view issues in life in a different and critical way. Personally, my critical thinking skills are no longer the same.


Bent, R., & Kronenberg, H. (1970). Principles of secondary education (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.