Introduction to the toolkit
There are many ways for primary schools to introduce global learning into their classrooms and help satisfy children's curiosity about the world around them. This toolkit should enable you to find the approach that will work best for you. Choose a starting point and develop in whatever way suits you, your pupils and your school. Each school will have its own unique global learning journey, but the ideas below will help you on your way!
Pupil outcomes & progression
Global learning provides a range of outcomes for pupils at primary level. For an understanding of how pupils can progress between the ages of 3 and 11, please see pages 16-21 of Oxfam's Education for Global Citizenship: A guide for schools.
Hundreds of primary schools in Northern Ireland are now participating in the GLP and their progress so far has been excellent. The case studies below highlight the fantastic global learning practice taking place in just a few of these schools and are a great read if you are looking for ideas to implement in your own school.
Global learning through topics
Most - if not all - primary topics can be looked at through a global learning lens. Here are ideas from the GLP team on how to add a global learning element into some of the most popular topics. There are plenty of suggestions, including fun global learning games to play with pupils and interesting discussion points to raise in class.
Guidance & advice
Below is some advisory material, either written or recommended by the GLP team, which you may find useful as you guide your primary school's global learning journey.
Bonus: Global learning articles
Explore the refugee crisis Global learning games Spotlight on homelessness Dealing with difficult topics
Quick reference guide to global learning Books to teach activism Global learning in the English classroom