Global Citizenship Education
Global Citizenship Education is about really getting to the root of inequality and injustice in the world today and doing something about it! When teaching and learning about Global Citizenship these roots and an explanation about how the world works is essential. Remember, the most important question in GCE is ‘Why?’. The students will identify with issues of unfairness but digging deep for the reasons and the root causes are essential. There are a myriad of themes and issues relating to Global Citizenship 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:
Have you heard of the Global Goals?In September 2015 World Leaders committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (or ‘the Global Goals’ for short). They consist of 17 goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things by 2030: to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change. Many schools involved in the WWGS programme choose to examine the Global Goals and focus their work on one or more of these goals. The goals are very broad so we’ve put together guidelines on the global justice themes that emerge from the goals to focus on Click on the Goals for Global Justice themes here
For other resources on the SDGs-see globalgoals.org for more information Click here for a video animation of the Global Goals.
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.