'A footprint means pressing down and global means world, so 'global footprint' means pressing down on the world and we don't want to press too hard' (child's definition of a Global Footprint)
what is Global Learning? CoreKnowledge Key Skills Values and Attitudes what is sustainability? what about climate change?
what about climate change?

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Global Learning Guidance – includes the curriculum guidance documentation published by DfES and QCDA prior to 2010.

Global Learning Themes – includes teacher support papers from non-governmental organisations such as Oxfam

SMSC Aspects – helping schools re-think their approach to Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Aspects of Learning (SMSC) based on the Ofsted Framework (2012).

Sustainable Schools Docs – refers to the DfES Sustainable Schools documentation formerly on the TeacherNet website.


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Learning in a Global Context is a framework for bringing global learning into the heart of the school. It includes web-based materials, leaflets, a self-led questionnaire offering next steps, and a planning grid.

The leaflets provide the rationale and teaching ideas, identify challenges and include case studies. The introduction leaflet gives an overview of the framework, core skills in global learning and a diagrammatic model. Click here to see the centre of the leaflet asking What is Learning in a Global Context?

To see further examples or to download the leaflets visit our HEC Global Learning website