Transnational Learning Network
Ein Schulentwicklungsprojekt
im Comenius-Förderprogramm

Motto:  "To be inactive in a globalised world is a sign of social inadaptability"  ( Zygmund Baumann )

Topic strands
Responsibility Articles Language
Economic globalisation
Gheorghe Calcan, Alina Ranefir 
( Romania) 
Globalisation Survey 

Short history of ec. globalisation

   - Causes for globalisation
   - Stages of integration
Language globalisation
Isabel Garcia-Pimentel (France),
Andreas Borrmann (Germany)

1. Globalisierung und Kulturschmelze /
    Cultural Globalisation
2. Globalisierung in der Sprache
    Globalisation of language
    La mondalisation du language
    Kansainvälistyminen kielessä
    Miscarea de globailzare a limbii

Political globalisation
Michael Davies (UK)

1. A definition and a view on Globalisation by the Australian economic and social commentator John Quiggan
2. Issues in political Globalisation
   (word-file by Peter Sloman)

Work on Globalisation
produced during European Week 2004
in Lancaster,
in Rendsburg

About this Subproject
(from minutes of Planning Conference in Ploiesti 2003)

This topic was the single word summary of a number of ideas that sprang from the shared concern among delegates about the way in which our individual national cultures, languages, and economies, and political systems are in some ways becoming merged, or perhaps subsumed inside an American vision of the future.

We recognised that there is a paradox here; one of the goals of European week and the Comenius project is the breaking down of nationalism by developing mutual understanding through visiting each others countries, and of course increased travel and tourism is both cause and effect of globalisation.

We divided this large topic into three strands; economic globalisation, language globalisation, and political globalisation. Each strand was given a ‘lead’ country, which committed in the first instance to explore their assigned topic and report back to the whole group via the Internet. We also appointed a technical advisor to coordinate efforts to present this information on a web page.

The first phase of information gathering and reporting back is to be completed by January 31st, 2004. The next phase is for questions, discussions, and the development of our understanding, and this will be completed by the beginning of European Week, 6-13 March 2004. The third phase of debate and conclusion will take place during European Week at which time the three strands will be brought together.