The phenomenon of globalization can be a slippery concept to define, theorize, and study. Every time you swipe a credit card, hop in a taxi, or update your wall on Facebook, you’re part of a fluid system of drivers propelling complex processes of change in the social, cultural, economic and political lives of people within and across the boundaries of nation-states. Likewise, globalization shapes and is shaped by the policies, structures, and practices that constitute educational systems. This week, we want to begin exploring and unpacking the many concepts, theories, and debates related to globalization, human agency, and educational change. For this Discussion Board, please reflect on the readings and media from this week and respond briefly to each of these questions: 1. What ideas or assumptions about globalization do you think are important and worth holding on to? Which ones are worth challenging? 2. What personal connections can you make to globalization and its influence on your journey through formal education and into the workforce? 3. Do you consider yourself a ‘global citizen’? In what sense?