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The #GlobalPOV Project

April 18th, 2014 by Dave · No Comments

The #GlobalPOV Project is an initiative by the Blum Center at the University of California, Berkeley that addresses poverty and inequality through innovative digital media. Their videos are extremely visual, and are thus a good way to communicate complex ideas to English language learners.

As an example, “Can Experts Solve Poverty?” would be a great video for students bound for college or graduate school. Among other things, this video challenges the assumption that all of our problems can be solved by technical expertise. A critical approach like this would be particularly relevant to students pursuing degrees in fields like business, science or engineering.

If you have ideas for using one of these videos in your class, please share them in the comments.

Thanks Khalid!

Tags: blog · fair trade · global issues activities · poverty & wealth · video · visual aids

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