Globalization and global warming were the topics of focus at the first peer-led discussion seminar held by the ELDC Peer-Partners. Students gathered to engage in rich conversation regarding the topic of global warming, with a focus on technological advancements and globalization as possible contributing factors.
Technology has been an evident instrument in connecting people around the world and expanding means of communication in a way that was not imaginable a few decades ago. The positive aspects of technology and globalization are quite clear, however in the discussion session, a new perspective was explored. Students utilized strong active listening skills and contributed their ideas using excellent public speaking techniques to engage in the conversation. In addition, students were able to go beyond the scope of the discussion and put their critical thinking skills to use in connecting the vast range of topics discussed in the session to propose possible ways to reduce global warming on a local and global scale.
Overall, I found this to be an incredibly enriching experience. The Peer-Partners created a safe and welcoming environment for all students, allowing for a positive learning experience and I look forward to more of these incredible discussion seminars in the future.
Written By: Yashvi Verma