The Global Dimension blog has regular articles on teaching ideas and new resources to support the global dimension in the classroom.
Children are Entitled to Global Learning 14 May 2018 Graham Frost, a headteacher at Robert Ferguson Primary School in Cumbria, blogs about the importance of school children engaging in real world issues. Critical thinking through creative learning 14 May 2018 Owen Everett, Peace Education Officer at CND, outlines how their Peace Education programme empowers young people to think critically about nuclear weapons, peace and security issues. On a mission to end extreme poverty 14 May 2018 Maria Georgiou, Education Engagement Manager at Wateraid, talks about their work to ensure everyone, worldwide, has access to clean water in order to thrive. Let the most vulnerable have a true voice 11 April 2018 Lisa Lee, Project Support Officer at Think Global talks about the important role teacher's play in nurturing children and helping them to release their full potential, on International Day for Street Children. It’s time to Ditch the Dirt 14 March 2018 Bren Hellier, Education Officer at Practical Action, talks about their work in Turkana, Northern Kenya, and how it became the basis for their new Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) resource Ditch the Dirt. Bringing global issues to life in the classroom 14 March 2018 Laurel Hart, UNA-UK’s Outreach & Campaigns Officer, explains why teaching about the UN’s work tackling the world’s most complex challenges is so important in today’s world. Making our complex world accessible for curious young minds 12 March 2018 Medeia Cohen discusses her motivations behind the Hats of Faith project, and how it can help to educate and prepare young children and their parents for our culturally diverse modern world. Let’s get creative about climate change! 17 January 2018 Caroline Grogan, Campaigns Support for The Climate Coalition, discusses their Show the Love campaign and runs through some ways that schools can get involved this February. The Global Goals through a watery lens 15 November 2017 Amber Robinson delivers Water Explorer in the UK, and explains how the schools programme can support students in engaging with the Global Goals. Ocean Plastics 15 November 2017 Georgina Stevens, a sustainability consultant and author of the children’s book series, Be The Change Books introduces her book about ocean plastic: 'Finn the Fortunate Tiger Shark and his Fantastic Friends'. Why Comics? Bringing important global issues into the classroom 20 October 2017 Grace Benati, Research and Communications Officer at Positive Negatives introduces Why Comics? and explains how it can encourage pupils to engage with and reflect on global issues. Political Literacy: An End to Apathy? 14 September 2017 Matteo Bergamini, the Founder and Director of Shout Out UK explains the thinking behind their flagship Political Literacy programme, which aims to get more young people interested and engaged in politics by teaching them about the processes within politics, public speaking and debating. Our Shared Futures resource 10 August 2017 Daniel Calvert, Education Editor at the British Red Cross on their Our Shared Future resource, which helps pupils develop empathy, as they put themselves in others’ shoes to understand how we all have a shared humanity with the same kinds of fears and hopes as one another. Send My Friend to School Week of Action 4 July 2017 It's the Week of Action for Send My Friend to School. Ema Jackson shares more about the campaign. Journey to Justice 16 May 2017 In this guest blog, Carrie Supple introduces Journey to Justice, a human rights education charity which combines teaching about human rights movements, the music and arts of protest and tools of social change. Real World Maths – or how it’s OK to be outside your comfort zone once in a while 21 April 2017 Kate Jones from Think Global reflects on a recent workshop she delivered at the Association for Teachers of Mathematics conference. Use fashion to engage young people 23 March 2017 Nikki Mattei from Fashion Revolution introduces their campaign and educational resources calling for greater transparency in the fashion industry. Thinking Global, Acting Local 15 March 2017 Luke Wynne, Head of Youth and Schools at Global Action Plan, explains how the organisation is helping young people to make positive changes. Global teacher recruitment 16 February 2017 Gareth Thyer-Jones, Managing Director of Talented Teacher Jobs, considers the reasons behind the global shortage of teachers. Show the Love 31 January 2017 Kate Jones from the Climate Coalition encourages primary schools and teachers to get creative about climate change this Valentine's Day. 1 2 3 6 Next › Last »