'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)
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Many children in the world grow up with highly localised lives where they rarely venture outside their locality or come into contact with people outside their identity groups.  For all children Global Learning can help widen horizons and deepen roots. 

Learning in a Global Context aims to support schools in developing global learning across the whole school.

Starting with Global Learning?
Where do I start? 
What’s the main idea?
What do pupils do in Global Learning?
Why isn’t Global Learning a subject on the curriculum?
What are the best topics for starting with Global Learning?
Can I get training in Global Learning?
Where can I found out about learning resources?
Is there an audit tool for looking at Global Learning?
Where can a find more detailed guidance and case studies?

Where do I start?
As you connect your teaching with the prior experiences of your pupils, consider the universal nature of children’s lives. They have homes, eat and play everywhere in the world. Then, think about how and why these experiences are different in other places.

What’s the main idea?
There are eight inter-related concepts underlying global learning: Global citizenship, Interdependence, Social justice, Conflict resolution, Diversity, Values and perceptions, Human rights, Sustainable development. hecgloballearning.org.uk/workinschools

What do pupils do in Global Learning?
Pupils engage in critical and creative thinking.
Global learning supports “student voice” and active participation.
The will understand global issues, and take positive local action for global change.


Why isn’t Global Learning a subject on the curriculum?
The school subject menu of support is a conventional way of dividing up human knowledge but it’s not the only way of looking at learning. The significance of the globalised world relates to many subject areas and other dimensions such as globalfootprints.org/sustainability

What are the best topics for starting with Global Learning?
No one topic is sufficient but basic needs, such as food and water, are closely related to issues of global poverty. Don’t forget the issues are inter-connected and to think about how pupils’ understanding might progress within a later topic. globalfootprints.org/theissues

Can I get training in Global Learning?
Yes, this is a good place to start… hecgloballearning.org.uk/trainingandevents

Where can I found out about learning resources?
An extensive range of learning resources can be identified using search criteria at the global dimension website. globaldimension.org.uk

Is there an audit tool for looking at Global Learning?
Yes, there are a few to choose from. This online tool provides a structure for developing global learning: hecgloballearning.org.uk/globalcontext

Where can a find more detailed guidance and case studies?
The QCDA publication “The Global Dimension in Action - A Curriculum Planning Guide for Schools” remains a good reference point for global learning. Download free PDF here 

Learning in a Global Context aims to help schools engage in an ongoing process of developing global learning.  All members of the school community can play their part in this exciting development – students, teachers, the SMT and parents. For a step-by-step approach to bring global learning into the heart of your school, make use of the Menu of Support below:

To make a start, teachers can complete the How Global is your School? audit and get an immediate response tailor-made to the needs of your school. This in turn can become your Action Plan for equipping and inspiring students to make sense of their place in the world and their relationship to others, both locally and globally.

Register your school, spend 15 minutes answering some straight-forward questions and get going! There’s a Planning Grid too, providing a template to direct school planning and make your Action Plan realistic and achievable.

What does Learning in a Global Context mean?
Learning in a Global Context

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Click here for the list of Guidance leaflets covering a range of aspects of learning including Global Learning and leadership, Equalities, Methodology, Participation and resources.  To view examples and download

For support to bring learning alive with the students click Classroom activities, resources and web-links


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