Global Learning in Practice


By engaging with global learning and the key idea of interdependence, children and young people of all ages are supported to acquire core dispositions towards themselves, others and the environment; understanding of concepts such as identity, diversity, fairness, conflict and sustainability; and a range of relevant skills relating to:

  • self awareness
  • communication and empathy
  • conflict resolution and collaboration
  • critical and creative thinking
  • taking action

These valuable skills and related concepts and dispositions are mainly taught through cooperative, experiential teaching and learning methods. Through these, learners are supported to construct their own understanding and develop skills in ways that are meaningful and motivating, creating optimism and action for a better world.

These are some of resources which you might find useful for your classroom:

Global dimension across the curriculum

Global calendar

Exploring the Global Dimension secondary resource

Getting started with Global Citizenship

Teaching Controversial Issues

Global Dimension has a wealth of resources for teachers to download or buy:

Global Citizenship Resource Bank for teachers which supports the effective delivery of Global Citizenship across the curriculum.

Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) and the Global Dimension

Philosophy for Children (P4C)

Education about Climate Change

Connecting Classrooms e-Course on Education for Global Citizenship

‘If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality’
Desmond Tutu