Global learning and sustainable development encompass some of the key ideas and challenges facing the world today: challenges such as climate change, globalization and interdependence. Schools increasingly recognize the role of education in addressing these issues with young people, but exploring global issues across the curriculum requires a considerable amount of time and planning across subjects.
This book aims to reduce this workload by providing a clear overview of global learning, its development in policy and what this means for teachers in practice. It outlines the different ways in which global learning can be delivered as a cross-curricular theme, with examples of current activities and practice in schools.
Providing clear guidance on the underpinning theory and policy and drawing upon current initiatives in schools, this book will be of interest to all trainee and practising secondary teachers wanting to help young people engage critically with global issues.
Acknowledgements. Contents. Tables. Figures. Abbreviations used in the Book. List of Contributors. Introduction. 1. Global Learning: An historical overview 2. Current Policy and Practice 3. Educating for Global Citizenship 4. A European Dimension 5. Auditing and Setting up the Global Curriculum 6. Walking the Walk, (And More Importantly) Talking the Talk 7. Section 1. Provocations for Chapter 6 (How to do it) Section 2. Case Studies of School Practice Conclusion. Appendix