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Global Education

Global Education



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Published by: mcnamara123 on Aug 05, 2008
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Global Matters
Case studies of education fora just and sustainable world
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DEA promotes education that puts learningin a global context, fostering:critical and creative thinkingself-awareness and open-mindednesstowards differenceunderstanding of global issues andpower relationshipsoptimism and action for a better world.
Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, Prime Minister
Hetan Shah, Chief Executive, DEA
What happens when teachers work together to reflect on theeducational needs of learners growing up in an increasinglyglobalised society?
How can school councils – students elected to represent the viewsof all pupils – get involved in global issues?
How do you engage some of the most excluded young people inthe country with global issues?
Today’s young people are ‘digital natives’, having grown up alongsidecomputers, mobile phones and the internet. How can we capitaliseon this to help them develop as global citizens?
How do you encourage the very youngest pupils to take ownershipof their own thinking and learning?
You can bring students together for ‘global action’ conferences, andthey join together in writing action plans, but what happens then?
To what extent does developing critical thinking help students to‘think differently’?
To develop global learning in our schools we need to start with theteachers, both in their initial training and during their professionaldevelopment.
What effect does embedding the global dimension have on theknowledge and attitudes of staff and pupils in a rural primaryschool?
If you can influence decisions made at local authority level, then you spread your message much further.
How an event celebrating diversity managed to raise the self-esteemof asylum-seeking young people in an area experiencing hostilityand racism towards immigrants.
Using an international school partnership to research shared valuesand experiences.
How do you get teachers from different departments to commit tothe global dimension?
The fashion industry plays a major role in global trade. How canfashion students be encouraged to consider ethical issues whenthey enter the industry?

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