Global Learning in Practice

Global Learning in Practice

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

These are some links which you might find useful for your classroom:

"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