You will only be remembered for two things [in life]: the problems you solve or the ones you create. - Mike Murdoc
As a global citizen, this is a truism that should consistently be on our minds. It is very easy to get caught up in the day to day doldrums of our ordinary existence failing to realize that there are extraordinary problems in our world that are desperately seeking ordinary people to simply do the extra. So what is that extra, one might ask; it is being a problem solver and not just someone who observes from the sidelines. According to Jerome Bruner, "Education must be not only a transmission of culture but also a provider of alternative views of the world and a strengthener of skills to explore them."
As Educators, why is it important to challenge students to be globally aware citizens AND engage them in becoming global issues/problem solvers? To answer this question, we will take a in depth look first at defining what Global Citizenship is through various lenses of research, consider the reasoning behind why this question is so important, the process that this research is taking to find an answer, and then finally a solution.