GTA Background

The overall aim of the programme is to raise the profile and quality of development education provision in England.  The programme will result in teachers with greater skills, confidence and understanding to embed development education in the curriculum. The specific changes we expect to see in teacher practice are encapsulated in the learning outcomes of the Global Teachers Award teacher training programme.  Every Global Teachers Award training course will include activities that support these learning outcomes. The learning outcomes are:

  1. Teachers have increased their ability to understand and critique the knowledge base and key concepts associated with education for a just and sustainable world (global learning).
  2. Teachers are able to identify a range of different perspectives and question the assumptions behind them.
  3. Teachers have enhanced their understanding of approaches to learning which promote critical literacy.
  4. Teachers have developed practical ideas for incorporating new insights into their personal lives and work-related roles.
  5. Teachers are able to justify incorporating global learning in the curriculum and include activities to measure changes in attitudes of their pupils in relation to certain global issues.
  6. Teachers have increased confidence and understanding of how to promote informed, active global citizenship.

Trainers leading the Global Teachers Award have been validated with support from Liverpool Hope University and dates for the one-day Level 1 course are now being promoted across England by members of the Consortium of Development Education Centres (DECs). The Global Teachers Award is endorsed by Oxfam and Think Global.

To find about the related Global Schools Award, click here.

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