By engaging with global learning and the key idea of interdependence, children and young people of all ages are supported to acquire core dispositions towards themselves, others and the environment. They gain understanding of concepts such as identity, diversity, fairness, conflict and sustainability; and a range of relevant skills relating to:
- self awareness
- communication and empathy
- conflict resolution and collaboration
- critical and creative thinking
- taking action
These valuable skills and related concepts and dispositions are mainly taught through cooperative, experiential teaching and learning methods. Through these, learners are supported to construct their own understanding and develop skills in ways that are meaningful and motivating, creating optimism and action for a better world.
Global Citizens Research Project
We are currently partnered in a research project (#GlobalCitizens: Social Media and Informal Global Education) led by Dr Madeleine Le Bourdon from the University of Bath, funded by the European Education Research Association. The aim of the research is to further our understanding of how to develop empowering educative practices using social media by perceiving the role and impact of social media as a platform for global education and activism for young people.
Participants - educators and young people - will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and indicate whether they would like to take part in additional focus groups.
You can find information and consent documents here:
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Dr Le Bourdon at email@example.com
These are some links which you might find useful for your classroom:
Activities to use at home and in the classroom to encourage critical thinking from Cumbria Development Education Centre
We have a range of diverse downloads for you to use in the classroom or group setting, and which will help you challenge established and conventional thought.
Carbon Partners will develop your school partnership by using carbon footprinting as a real and tangible example of global injustice and empowering students to make a difference.
Choose the World You Want - Developed by CoDEC members
Explore our growing home-learning resources to inspire creativity, positivity and fun
Global Citizenship Resource Bank
For teachers which supports the effective delivery of Global Citizenship across the curriculum.
Global Dimension brings together a calendar of global events and a vast library of resources to empower educators to introduce global learning and the SDGs to their classrooms.
How Will You Reboot the Future?
Reboot the Future's latest short films and teaching guides can help you to ignite your students’ sense of optimism, tap into their imagination, and inspire them with positive and personal ways of engaging in climate action.
In Others' Shoes (a Global Education Derby project)
The resources explore innovative approaches to the challenges of migration and globalisation. The outcome is a selection of of flexible classroom resources, together with age-appropriate tracking documents and a "Global Skills Passport" for students.
SAPERE and Philosophy for Children (P4C)
SAPERE is the national charity supporting Philosophy for Children, or P4C, in the UK.
Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) and the Global Dimension
The key objective of this new project is to provide clear pathways and appropriate resources for embedding the Global Dimension within the SEAL programme, engaging school pupils in global and development issues.
Talking Through the Issues
Workers at The GLADE Centre use Talking Through the Issues (part of Global Bites) to inspire people to connect with global issues, to challenge their preconceptions, and to challenge the way they think about and act for the world.
Teaching Controversial Issues from Oxfam
Young people frequently face making decisions about a wide range of issues on which there are many different views. Issues like sexuality, religion, bullying, and war can provoke strong, varied and often contradictory responses.
The GLADE Centre's Global Bites to Connect, Challenge and Change
A Global Bite is a short, informal activity designed to get people of all ages to think more deeply and chat about, about global issues.Their use can easily extend beyond the classroom and often generates more in depth chat too!
Thinking Otherwise (a Global Education Derby project)
A rich resource based on the project which tried to answer the questions What does it mean to be a global citizen? How does this concept relate to digital literacy? Is it relevant to educators who are working in pressurised, rapidly changing education?
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality" Desmond Tutu