The purpose of this study is to strengthen global competencies that foster global citizenship of undergraduate international students who have come to South Korea. This is done by using the themes of global issues so that they can keep pace with the era of globalization, respect for others and diversity required in modern society, and to promote the awareness of the universal values of mankind. To this end, education on media literacy was conducted so that international students can search and use video information correctly.
The students were taught about global citizenship issues (such as refugee, poverty, etc.) by using the problem-based learning (PBL) method so that the class can become a learner-centered one. The core of global citizenship education is aimed at understanding one’s role as a global citizen. In addition, the goal of global citizenship education is to respect the value and diversity of all issues and lead us to act and practice for the universal values with which we live today.
Through this course, those learners who had not known specifically what global citizens are have recognized that they need to be aware of various international issues such as refugees, the environment, inequality, and human rights. Learners showed a high sense of satisfaction with these educational activities, and they highly recognized the necessity of learning about global citizenship education, confirming the necessity of global citizenship education for international students.