Develop a Global Ethos

From Fair Trade to understanding the Rights of a Child , OASES can help your children appreciate the wider world around them and their place within it.

Global learning is concerned with teaching and learning about global issues, events and perspectives. It is not a subject but an approach which combines active and experiential activities to encourage a critical thinking approach. 

OASES provides support for teaching and learning about global issues through professional development, pupil workshops, enrichment days and global citizenship network meetings.

For a list of Global Learning Courses click here.

We can help your pupils learn about the challenges the world faces and think critically about how to deal with challenges such as poverty, inequality and sustainability. The programme also supports the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils and helps them to prepare for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. We are validated by the British Council and the Government’s new Global Learning Programme. 

Examples include:

  • Growing up global – focusing on EYFS
  • Teaching about rights
  • Start with a story – global learning through literacy
  • Philosophy for children workshops to explore equality, diversity and global citizenship
  • Equality and diversity enrichment day for Primary Schools
  • Enrichment days for Secondary Schools, eg Improving the effectiveness of the school council and Migration, refugees and human rights
  • Introduction to International Learning - British Council validated

 Why Teach Global Learning to Children and Young People?

Every child arrives in school with some level of global awareness and understanding, thanks to an increasingly interdependent world.

Research has shown that children as young as three have already formed ideas about people, cultures and countries.

In our teaching, this means recognising that ‘the global’ is not only ‘out there’ – but it is wherever children live. This offers learners great scope for exploring their commonality with others.

What is Global Learning?

Global learning is concerned with teaching and learning about global issues, events and perspectives. It is not a subject but an approach which combines active and experiential activities to encourage a critical thinking approach. OASES is supporting the Government’s Global Learning Programme.

You can find out more by visiting: http://globaldimension.org.uk/glp


"The Global Learning Programme will teach young people about some of the challenges the world faces, supporting teachers to help students think critically about issues such as development, security, trade and sustainability. I hope that this knowledge will inspire children to grow up and run the global businesses and organisations of the future, investing in the world we want."

-The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for International Development 

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Outdoor and Sustainability Education Service
The EWE Centre,
Esh Winning Primary School
The Wynds, Esh Winning,
Durham, DH7 9BE

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