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Global learning in primary schools

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This book explores practical ideas about the educational needs of children within a changing global context, drawing on the creative work of a wide range of Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers.

The introductory section supports professional development and will stimulate discussion about global learning approaches. It covers the following themes:

  • What do we mean by global learning?
  • CPD Activities
  • A question of leadership: creating change
  • Whole school matters
  • School partnerships

The rest of the resource and material on the website, offer support to classroom planning and teaching under the following themes:

  • Me…my identity and my learning needs
  • Understanding social connections
  • Understanding commonality
  • Understanding interdependence
  • Understanding participation.

Throughout the book there are quotes from teachers, case studies and suggested links to planning for specific curriculum subjects or whole school activity.

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Compassionate Values, Equality, Globalisation and Interdependence

Age Ranges

KS1: ages 5-7, KS2: ages 7-11


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