11th Grade

Global Awareness

Global awareness is having a sense of what’s out there, knowing what can’t be put in a textbook, essay, or white paper.  It places humanity and justice in the center of self-discovery and learning.  Students and faculty fold global awareness into daily learning and life at Moses Brown.

In partnership with the Swearer Center at Brown University, Moses Brown students apply their best analytical and creative thinking to the real-world challenges faced by local entrepreneurs.  Serving as a consulting corps, they work on real problems faced by local business owners, conducting field research, analyzing data, and offering creative ideas to help them succeed.  To do this work, we host guest speakers and visit businesses to see how their challenges play out in the real world.

In advanced language studies, juniors are delving deeply into the history, politics, and art of other world regions, and understanding new ways of perceiving their home culture.  Many have already taken a spring break or summer trip (or are preparing to do so), discovering passions within themselves–and relationships with their classmates–they never knew were there.



Gara Field

Dir. of Global Education

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Gara Field

University of Hartford – B.A.
University of Hartford – M.A.
Harvard University – M.Ed.
University of Connecticut – Ph.D.

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