What makes a good Global Citizenship resource?

1 Mar 2010

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This advice has been put together for the Global Dimension Website by the Education Team of Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) to help teachers evaluate resources for delivering Global Citizenship.

Global Citizenship is about social justice, sustainability and taking action for change. Delivered effectively, it should empower our pupils, as citizens of their local community and the wider global community, to make the world a better place. Through challenging stereotypes, and making connections between our actions and the lives of others, locally and globally, we can enable pupils to act positively as citizens of the many communities to which they belong.

Whilst many young people want to learn more about the world around them, research shows that they may often hold stereotypical views of people and places, and struggle to make connections between their own lives and those of others in their own communities and across the world.

How can we recognise a good resource?

A good Global Citizenship resource challenges stereotypes, focuses on what people have in common as well as celebrating diversity, and enhances critical thinking skills by requiring children and young people to think about the causes and consequences of injustice and inequalities.

Download guidance

Download the full guidance document, including “do’s and don’ts” when choosing resources, suggestions for good resources, and ideas for improving the “not so good” ones: Guidance on choosing a global citizenship resource (PDF)

Further information

RISC works with schools, local authorities, community organisations and the public to raise the profile of global citizenship; promoting action for sustainable development, equality and social justice. For further information, visit www.risc.org.uk/education.

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