The Global Dimension blog has regular articles on teaching ideas and new resources to support the global dimension in the classroom.
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. Using animals to tell stories of conflict and peace 17 January 2017 Isy Mead, Head of Learning at The Story Museum in Oxford, introduces a new set of film-based primary resources to support study of the First World War through new global perspectives – and animals! Tackling global problems using science 9 January 2017 Clare Harvey, Education Outreach Manager at The Royal Society, presents a set of new, free teaching resources which support students in using science to solve real-world problems. Beating the Blues 16 December 2016 Cathy Denford is Artistic Director of Risky Things theatre & film. Here she writes about their educational film Blue Moment and explains how it can be used in the secondary classroom. Using The Awra Amba Experience to teach Human Rights 8 December 2016 Serdar Ferit and Paulina Tervo are two Co-founders of Lyfta, a digital storytelling platform. In this blog they introduce the Ethiopian village of Awra Amba and show how its story can be used to teach about human rights. « First ‹ Previous 1 2 3 4 7 Next › Last »