Global Learning: Educating for a Fair & Sustainable World

Primary Workshop Options - Intermediate level

These workshop options relate to the 'Global Learning: Educating for a Fair & Sustainable World' Intermediate level. To attend this course you must register for two thematic workshops plus one 'Sharing Practice' workshop and incorporate ideas into class-based practice between sessions. All three workshops must take place within a maximum 12 week period.
Teachers wishing to attend Intermediate level training should choose 'The World Around Us: An Introduction to Global Learning’ workshop as one of their two thematic workshop options if they have never received training in Global Learning before. To submit a training request please click here
 


Workshop TitleWorkshop Description
The World Around Us: An Introduction to Global LearningThis workshop introduces teachers to key global learning concepts and focuses on the interdependence between local and global communities and their environments. We will examine how our actions can have a positive impact on other people’s lives and provide examples of classroom activities which have global learning outcomes. This workshop helps teachers to identify curricular areas where a global perspective can be included naturally in their teaching, highlighting good global learning practice from schools across NI.
Promoting Mutual Understanding through Inquiry and MappingThis workshop will help teachers promote a sense of place, connection and mutual understanding of the wider community through mapping and visual diagramming. Mapping techniques and theory will be used and demonstrated for the following key themes such as rights and responsibilities, religion and belief, culture and diversity, community relations and natural resources as well as area interdependence with the local and wider world. The workshops will include theory and practical skills to assist teachers to engage young people to self-direct and explore the people, areas, interests, perspectives, relationships and the interdependencies that exist in their local, national, and our global world.
Introduction to Facilitating Pupil Action ProjectsThis workshop considers how to motivate and inspire young people to feel, create, do and share actions and projects that are pupil designed and led. It will provide comprehensive step-by-step guidance to teachers on how to use youth-driven, participatory methods to develop skills and competencies that include boosting self-confidence, improving communication, planning and organisational skills.
Communication & Literacy Through a Global Learning LensThis workshop will look at opportunities to use global learning to support communication as a cross-curricular skill. Then focusing on literacy, we will explore the experiences of some fictional characters in relation to global issues and concepts such as rights. Practical aspects will include a range of speaking, listening and small-group exercises, and adaptable resources to bring global issues to life in the primary classroom.
Adding a Global Learning Dimension to Topic Based LearningThis workshop will explore how global learning concepts, skills, values and attitudes can be developed through your existing topics. You will have the opportunity to share ideas and good practices that have already been implemented in your school and receive support and ideas to implement new activities. This training is for you whether you are beginning to introduce global learning in your lesson plans or if you are looking for new fresh ideas.
STEM for a Fair & Sustainable WorldThis training will help you develop ideas for integrating elements of global learning into STEM topics. Using a range of teaching methodologies participants will increase their confidence and ability to deliver global learning through curriculum teaching and learning. Particular emphasis will focus around the world’s most precious resource - water.
Eco-Schools: A Global DimensionAimed at Eco School Coordinators and the environmental enthusiast this training will equip educators with the knowledge and skills to bring the Eco-Schools Global Perspective Topic to life. Training will also provide a range of activities to incorporate a global perspective into all other Eco-School topics, in doing so informing the whole school ethos. Ideas and support will be provided to complete the global dimension topic as a major component of the much-acclaimed Green Flag award level.
Global Learning at Foundation & Key Stage 1Young learners are perfectly positioned for global learning. Explore how global learning concepts, skills and values can be developed through the formal and informal curriculum at both Foundation and Key Stage 1. Consider how use of story, topic and play-based learning can provide immersive experiences for global learning. An opportunity to develop confidence to engage young children in global learning, fine-tune aspects of current practice, and consider indicators of pupils’ progression.
Teaching Controversial Issues from Multiple PerspectivesTeachers and students are faced with difficult local and global events: violence, racism, prejudice -whatever turns up in the morning’s news. Simultaneously, we all have our own way of viewing the world and the events occurring around us. In this workshop we are going to reflect on the internal and external factors that influence our point of view, how to teach controversial issues from multiple perspectives and explore different methodologies to support learners’ critical thinking and ability to view the world through the eyes of others.
Sharing Practice (Compulsory Workshop) All Level 2 training workshops will encourage teachers to try out some ideas in practice. This session will provide space for teachers to review recent global learning activities and reflect on their practice in relation to the global learning pupil framework. We’ll consider which key dimension(s) teachers focused on, as well as how teachers saw the integration of knowledge, values, attitudes and skills within practice. Finally, we’ll reflect any key aha moments, and how global learning relates to our personal teaching styles.