Global Learning London

Guidance leaflets

A series of guidance leaflets that focus on aspects of school practice promoted in the framework. The introduction leaflet gives an overview of the framework, core skills in global learning and a diagrammatic model.The leaflets guide you with tips, challenges, practical ideas and case studies.

  1. Introduction– What is Learning in a Global Context?2. Global Learning and Leadership– particularly for heads, deputies and senior managers, this leaflet offers tips in leading in global learning.3. Language and Literacy– the potential for exploring global issues through literacy and the way language in school models and reflects global values.
  2. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion– these are not only fundamental values to promote in school, but complement and are supported by global learning.5. Participation, Democracy and Pupil Voice – finding ways to build on democratic processes in the school and develop global learning through them.
  3. Resources Displays– how these reflect diversity, challenge stereotypes and promote positive messages and action in relation to the global South.7. Methodology – examples of approaches, methodologies and activities that promote global learning, especially through critical thinking and enquiry.
  4. Sustainablilty– challenging teachers and leaders to reflect the needs of the planet in the life of the school and in the learning of the pupils.
  5. Physical Environment– maintaining a physical environment around the school that reflects global learning values and practice.
  6. Linking– advice around how to link in a responsible and educationally effective way, how to ensure good global learning and alternatives to linking.
  7. Visits and Visitors– compelling learning experiences can be achieved threough the diversity of visitors to school and trips that stimulate reflection and broaden understanding.
  8. Assemblies– guidance in enhancing learning through these popular elements of whole school learning and focus.
  9. Curriculum: Geography– bring a global dimension to learning about different places, peoples and processes across the planet, and the fragile way in which humans are interacting with each other and the earth – we support the teaching of geography as if the planet mattered.
  10. Curriculum: History– our investigations into world events are so often limited to Western stories and perspectives. Look at some of the ‘forgotten’ histories and create a balanced approach to enquiry and assessment of historical events. Whose ‘history’ needs to be told?
  11. Curriculum: RE– this subject can open our eyes to both the importance of belief in our world and experiences of faith and the diversity of religious and non-religious perspectives on our world. RE can also create the space for moral enquiry and a focus on values.
  12. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural aspects of learning– the connections between SMSC and global learning are many and far reaching.
  13. Awards for Global Learning for schools and teachers – a range of awards to meet a range of needs When undertaking global learning activities in your school there are several awards and accreditation schemes on offer.
  14. Values Education – aims to put values at the heart of learning. It has been around for over 20 years and is practiced in many countries world-wide.
  15. What are ‘British Values’? – This guidance leaflet aims to explore the debate surrounding the notion of ‘British values’ and provide some food for thought for school leaders and teachers regarding the many implications this holds for schools and the ethos schools promote to their learners, their staff and their communities. Tower Hamlets’ Curriculum Mapping Document – Click here to view