Global Dimension

Category: Education

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How to enhance the curriculum with a global dimension


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Alex Savage, AST

R U Global ?: 

R U Global ? Have you eaten something in the last 24 hours, grown in another country? Have you visited a foreign country in the last 12 months? Have you communicated with someone in foreign country via the internet in the last 12 months? Do you have a track on your mp3 player in a foreign language?

A New Global Curriculum?: 

A New Global Curriculum? A 21st century curriculum should prepare young people to recognise their roles and responsibilities as members of this global society. They need to be able to understand the global context of their local lives, examine their own values and attitudes in relation to the challenges they face and see how they might play an active role in responding to these challenges. Futures, meeting the challenge, QCA

Am I Bovvered?: 

Am I Bovvered? Pupils are more likely to be engaged with the curriculum they are offered if they believe it is relevant and if they are given opportunities to take ownership of their learning. EPPI-Centre ‘Our biggest curriculum challenge is to sustain a desire to learn.’ Mick Waters QCA

What is Global Education?: 

What is Global Education? An enhancement of our existing curriculum, not a bolt on extra. Teaching students about the wider world. Providing real information for research. Providing real situations to practise skills. Providing real audiences to communicate with.

Global Themes: 

Global Themes Energy Food Culture/Religions Water Peace/Conflict Health Fair Trade Wealth Poverty Human Rights Everyday life Natural Disasters Olympic Ideals MDGs Sustainability International Organisations


Zoo Feeding Costs, KS3 ICT


Average UK Family Water Use


Average Malawian Water Use


ense f udience urpose When do students do tasks with a real purpose for a real audience?

Personalised Learning in ICT: 

Personalised Learning in ICT 7.1 – All about me 7.3 – Learning to Learn 7.4 – Water of Life 7.5 – Energy Survey International Day of Peace 8.2 – Personal Website 8.3 – Web Search, Life in Malawi 9.2 – Global Youth Survey

Global Events: 

Global Events International Day of Peace 21/9 Black History Month - October Holocaust Memorial Day 27/1 World Book Day – 1/3 Fair Trade Fortnight - March World Water Day – 22/3 Earth Day – 22/4 200 years since abolition of slavery Sport Relief Olympic Games


websites Global Gateway International School Award Global Dimension Oxfam Cool Planet UN Cyberschool Bus BBC Newsround

Can Global Education improve learning?: 

Can Global Education improve learning? Learning about real places and communicating with a real audience gives work more meaning and purpose. Learning with purpose improves motivation. Motivated learning improves progress.


Alex Savage, AST


‘Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom. Of course the task will not be easy. But not to do this would be a crime against humanity.’ Nelson Mandella

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