The Global Learning Programme [GLP] describes global learning as an approach to learning about international development through recognising the importance of linking people’s lives throughout the world.
There are several definitions of the term ‘global learning’ and ‘development education’. In the context of GLP global learning encourages critical examination of global issues and an awareness of the impact that individuals can have on them.
The GLP says that incorporating a global element into teaching across the curriculum can help schools to:
- develop a richer, more interesting curriculum
- use real-world contexts to enthuse, inspire and engage pupils
- support raising standards
- deliver SMSC and respond positively to the current focus on British values
- help pupils make sense of the world in which they live and to understand their role within a global society
- develop an ethos encouraging empathy, fairness and respect.
More detail on all this here.