There are a myraid of themes and issues relating to Development Education that you can explore with your students. You may choose these based on issues covered in the curriculum; an issue you are interested in and feel confident exploring with your students; students’ interests and/or what is happening in the news. Please see below for a range of themes/issues that can be explored:
Your approach is key when taking on global issues:
- connections between the local and global. This should be a key focus, regardless of the DE theme(s) you are exploring. It is so important for students to make
- root causes of the theme(s) you have chosen, and examining it from a global justice perspective. Ensure you are exploring the
- ask questions when exploring global issues, injustice and inequality…WHY? Ask Why 5 times and you should get to the root of the problem. Here are some other questions you might consider e.g Who does this issue affect?, What are the root causes of the issue?, What are the consequences? Etc. Asking the right questions! It is so important to
- exploring multiple perspectives, as it allows you and your students to acquire a more comprehensive understanding of these theme(s).You will come across a range of viewpoints and perspectives on the theme(s) you are exploring. It is vital that time is given to
- reflect on your DE work. For example what have you learned about yourself, your communities, and the wider world as a result of this learning process?It is important to
Where do I find more information on the themes/issues mentioned above?
WWGS recommends the following websites:
Contact a member of the WWGS staff for advice on the global themes and issues you are focusing on.