It’s a new decade. Political figures are beginning their reigns and losing their positions of power, countries are prosperous or struggling, and markets are gaining or fluctuating. As they always have. But never before have they been so interconnected and global.
Businesses are always on the hunt for the relevant information that they can use to increase their market intelligence, and make them more connected with this globalising world.
It’s not just businesses and businesspeople that require this level of global intelligence; students and educational institutions hugely benefit from a globalised curriculum. Teaching can no longer afford to be localised. Gone are the days of teachers exclusively focusing on local issues.
The worlds of politics, economics, technology and more have expanded with the globalisation of the world, and teaching and learning must evolve to reflect this.
Our goal as educators is to make that link between scholarship and the real world for our students, and the Financial Times is our vehicle for doing that.Associate dean of graduate programs, George Washington University
Supplement theories with real-world content
With the Financial Times, curricula is greatly enhanced with high-quality, unbiased news that complements study with real-life scenarios. Staff can bolster their teachings with examples from today, from a news source that students and faculty alike can trust.
“If you’re going to teach the students from a world perspective, you need a world newspaper,” says Robert Weiner, professor at George Washington University.
This global perspective can add real value to a faculty member’s classes, as it grounds the class theories in reality. Couple this with the ability to create reading lists through FT.com, and staff can quickly and easily construct a list of extra reading to amplify a student’s understanding of the real world.
With expert consolidated content, students can connect the dots, connect ideas and impact across subjects, geographies, and culture.
By combining academic theory with real-life scenarios presented in the FT, the students gain a skill set to put theory into action.Professor of economics, BI Norwegian Business School
The tools at your disposal
To engage students in a global conversation, having the tools to do this at your disposal is paramount to easily link content into your pre-existing systems. The Financial Times can easily be integrated with most learning management systems, and our support team is on hand to assist you in this set up. This way, you can guarantee that students’ eyes will be on the content you choose.
How can you get involved?
You can watch the full video on how the FT can help your faculty and students here.
An FT Group Subscription offers a practical way for educational institutions to incorporate current affairs and an international perspective into their curriculums, bridging the gap between theory and reality.
For more information about how the Financial Times can help your organisation or to request a free trial, please get in touch.