WE INSPIRE LIFELONG LEARNERS FOR A TOLERANT AND INCLUSIVE WORLD
SIMA Classroom mirrors the UN’s definition of global citizenship education, which is focused on fostering respect for all, building a sense of belonging to a common humanity and helping learners become responsible and active global citizens.
At SIMA we have a saying: “Documentary is Fatal to Prejudice.” Our vision is a global society that nurtures the values of peace, respect and cross-cultural diversity. Our education systems are hard-pressed to lay the groundwork for this vision without quality teaching resources that are engaging, dynamic and align with how current and future generations are consuming information, namely through media and visual storytelling. Social impact documentary offers a unique opportunity to experience the world through personal narratives and local perspectives. It is the key to engaging young people in global social issues.
Our mission is to provide first-class visual storytelling resources to education forums worldwide, empowering learners to acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills to become proactive contributors to a better world.
WE NURTURE GLOBAL COMPETENCY
(as defined by Asia Society’s Center for Global Education).
Investigate the World
Globally competent students are aware, curious, and interested in learning about the world and how it works.
Globally competent students recognize that they have a particular perspective, and that others may or may not share it.
Globally competent students can effectively communicate, verbally and non-verbally, with diverse audiences.
Globally competent students have the skills and knowledge to not just learn about the world, but also to make a difference in the world.
STUDENT BENEFITS OF LEARNING THROUGH SIMA FILMS
- Greater exposure to international issues
- Heightened emotional intelligence
- Greater self awareness and open mindedness
- Enhanced communication skills (multilingual, intercultural, nonverbal and verbal)
- Increased openness to collaborate across cultures
- Heightened attentiveness to diversity
- Heightened critical thinking abilities
- Increased desire to seek out and challenge social injustices
- Increased desire to proactively participate in civic action/ engagement
TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LITERACY
SIMA Classroom gives you the building blocks to focus on these literacy skills:
- Digital Literacy – the ability to communicate with an ever- expanding community to discuss issues, gather information, and seek help
- Global Literacy – the capacity to read, interpret, respond, and contextualize messages from a global perspective
- Technology Literacy – the ability to use computers and other technology to improve learning, productivity, and performance
- Visual Literacy – the ability to understand and communicate through visual images
- Information Literacy – the ability to find, evaluate and synthesize information.