01/2012 Newsletter: 踏上「世界公民島」 開啟夢想旅行的對話 / Stepping into a “Global Citizen Island”


我們的生活、工作中處處充滿了對話的機會。有些是需要特意規劃,創造情境才能讓一群人進入到『對話』場域。大多數的時間,憑著我們的覺察心, 以平等,好奇,同理心, 願意聆聽與探索, 往往也可以將平常的溝通轉化成有廣度與深度的對話。2012年首次的對話新訊息,由基金會張桂芬董事撰寫,報導在去年12月18日參與的一次空前對話盛會。

由世界公民文化協所舉辦的第一屆「世界公民島」年度十大青年旅行家活動,為的是鼓勵20-29歲的年輕人能夠單獨旅行全世界,不止是培養獨立的人格,開拓自己的眼界,也可以將國外的觀察及所學,帶回台灣,讓台灣除了科技島可以揚名全世界,也可以讓台灣透過這些青年旅行家的足跡踏片全世界,成為”世界公民島”。去年九月活動正式宣布推後,在兩個月之內共有2203位年輕人報名,以及267位的世界嚮導,願意奉獻自己的時間,在過程中,以自己的經驗與專長,陪伴這些青年旅行家追逐夢想。

經過第一階段的篩選,共有1000位的旅行家可以進入12月18日與世界嚮導對話的活動,當天要選出前二十名入選的青年旅行家,進行網路票選。最後十名的最後青睞與支持的青年旅行家,可以獲得15萬元的獎金,實現旅行計畫。
基金會顏董事長和我有幸能夠受到主辦單位之邀,擔任第一屆世界公民島世界嚮導。這次活動,要在短時間之內了解這麼多的旅行計畫是不可能的。主辦單位透過網路科技,讓青年旅行家們可以再準備期間即上傳相關計畫,並且與世界嚮導書面溝通,提問; 讓世界嚮導們也能夠在現場活動之前,即可以對參加者及其計畫有初步的認識與了解。活動最特別的地方是以「世界咖啡館」的方式進行,每一位世界嚮導擔任的是桌長的角色,每一位青年旅行家都可以選擇六位世界嚮導來進行六回合的夢想旅行對話的交流。

在每一回合的對話中,世界嚮導除了扮演桌長的帶領該回合的青年旅行家開始介紹旅行夢想之外,同時扮演評分者的角色。根據每一位青年旅行家旅行計畫的原創性、社會關懷、完整性、人格獨立自主及溝通能力等,給予不同向度的評量。每一位青年旅行家,在每一回合中,帶著自己的旅行計畫與不同的世界嚮導與同桌的旅行家們一遍又一遍的訴說著自己的旅行夢想。每一位旅行家,在不同的回合中,也有機會觀摩其他不同的青年旅行家,分享不同夢想與旅行計畫,不僅擴大了互動、交流,也從中相互學習表達的方式、專注、傾聽,讓自己的旅行計畫,無形中增添許多新元素,擴大了彼此的視野,也壯大了彼此的夢想。世界公民的基本素養-對話,在這裡全然體現! 我很高興自己能夠參與在這樣的大規模的對話活動中,看到世界咖啡館的精神發揮的如此淋漓盡致,並且成為此活動進行的主軸。

(朝邦文教基金會董事 張桂芬撰寫)


Stepping into a “Global Citizen Island”


Our life and work is full of dialogue opportunities. Sometimes particular planning and design is needed help a group enter into “dialogue,”.but most of the time, with our sense of awareness, equality, curiosity, empathy, willingness to listen and explore, we can turn an ordinary conversation into a profound dialogue. This first dialogue newsletter of 2012 is written by Jackie Chang, Director at the CP Yen Foundation, about her experience at an unprecedented dialogue event held on December 18th.

To encourage 20-29 year olds to travel the world independently, the Global Citizen Culture Association organized a “Global Citizen Island” event. The purpose is to support youth’s independence, open their eyes to the world, and share their learnings about back in Taiwan – making Taiwan not only the world’s science island but through the footprints of these young travelers into a “Global Citizen Island”. The call for applications was publicized last September and within two months 2,203 young travelers applied. During this process 267 Global Guides contributed their time, experience and expertise to help these youth pursue their dream.

The initial selection period allowed only 1,000 applicants to attend the December 18th dialogue event; and from that day 20 travelers would advance to the next stage of online voting where ultimately 10 applicants would be elected to receive $150,000 Taiwan dollars to realize their travel plan.

George Yen, Chairman of the CP Yen Foundation and I fortunately received an invitation from the event sponsor to serve as Guides. Read all 1,000 travel plans in such a short time would have been impossible; so the sponsor convened a World Cafe-like process where each Guide served as a table host, and each youth traveler visited six tables over six rounds of dialogue.

The Guides evaluated each travel plan based on originality, social concern, completeness, and the individual’s independence and communication abilities. The young travelers spoke about their dream again and again at each table and benefitted from building relationships with other travelers, learning from one another how to express oneself, focus and listen to one another; their travel plans adopted new attributes from each other’s views and dreams – the learning goals of the Global Citizen dialogue was reflected in this very process!

I’m extremely happy to have participated in this large scale dialogue event, to see the spirit of world cafe played out so vividly and to be a wheel in the advancement of a “Global Citizen Island.”

Jackie Chang, CP Yen Foundation Director

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