17 teachers from across the North East of Scotland met in Dundee to explore ways of bringing the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) alive in their schools, communities and lives.
With challenging poverty and climate change ever current subjects across the world coupled with the inclusion of the SDGs in the GTCS Professional Standards Framework, it’s not surprising that this was the best attended EIS Professional Learning course so far this year.
With participants ranging from those newly engaging with Global Citizenship to those who have participated in study visits to schools across the world, and school-based allotments and clean water projects in between, this isn’t only a subject people engage with because there is a requirement to do so.
Delivered by One World Centre, the day consisted of a wealth of materials developed for use with young people of all ages, particularly about embedding whole school and whole community approaches.
What were the key learning points participants took away?
What was useful for participants?
‘Refreshed reminder of how interconnected all the issues are in our communities.’
‘Good to try out games and activities that can be taken back to the classroom.’
‘Good chance to work and learn from other likeminded teachers.’
Where can I find out more on this topic?
Oxfam has produced a practical guide for use in schools entitled What is Global Citizenship that provides easy to follow lesson plans.