Collaborative learning is a fantastic way for students to identify links between global development issues, develop their communication and peer education skills; and take leadership as active citizens within their schools. Students will ideally have the opportunity to undertake collaborative learning with their peers in different subjects/ courses, schools and even teachers and the wider community.
Below are some resources and practical school examples to guide you through implementing this stamp category:
Utilize the WWGS Whole School Approach Poster
Highlight all of the possible DE themes with the curriculum with a WWGS Poster! Request a hardcopy and put this in your staff room to raise awareness and use as a tool to assist with cross-curricular planning. Explore opportunities for students to engage in peer education on DE themes across subject areas.
Practical School Examples:
Here are some examples from the applications of Global Passport Awardees. These provide some great examples for what your school can do in this school category:
Blackrock College, Dublin
“On our Climate Change project boys from the Green schools committee brought religion classes and their teachers from all year groups and explained the diversity sites in the school to them. Students from Transition year religion classes presented Power Points to second year English classes. A diverse group of Transition year students will come together to present a project on Climate Change at the Spiritan Schools Showcase event in March. These will be from Green Schools, RE Dev Ed module, the SUAS module and boys who witnessed climate change on their trip to Kenya. They will present what they have learned to students from the other Spiritan schools.” Diplomatic Global Passport Award Winner 2017
St Louis Secondary School, Monaghan
“Particularly in TY this would happen. Our students are involved in the St. Louis network and will attend a day in Dublin with all the St. Louis schools in Ireland both north and south; Junk Kouture involves competition with other schools. Some St. Louis teachers from the different schools attend these days as well as CPD days organised By the St. Louis Network.” Diplomatic Global Passport Award Winner 2016
St. Oliver’s Post Primary, Meath
“Students from TY and 5th year work together from Community Care and English with regards to debating on issues concerning the global north and global south.”Citizens Global Passport Award Winner 2015
Coláiste Bride Clondalkin, Dublin
“Our Green Flag Committee links with PCS Delhi 6 for our global citizenship project on reduce, reuse, recycle investigating and improving practice in our two communities. Our mental health initiative by the student council has been shared with students from other CEIST schools at the Student Leader Congress 2015. Our COSI drug app and posters will be available nationally. Our Green Flag Committee has also presented to other schools on behalf of South Dublin County Council. COSI Committee invited representatives from other local schools to their launch of Drugs Application event.”Special Global Passport Award Winner 2015