Paddington has been very busy! Never mind appearing at multiplexes, the marmalade-loving bear has been making increasingly frequent appearances in classrooms over the UK. Word is spreading that Paddington brings into schools a whole range of important global learning topics such as refugees, immigration, the idea of home, rights, wants and needs, difference and stereotyping. I first came across Paddington Bear as a teaching tool in global learning a few years ago whilst resea
Happy #UNDay everyone! It’s been a packed few weeks of global learning activity. Following the TEESNet conference (presentation slides for which can now be viewed here), I've been involved in some fantastic other global learning events here in the South West of England.. First, Haygrove School, Bridgwater, hosted a carefully-planned Global Goals themed CPD day event supported by the Global Learning Programme (GLP). This kicked off with Haygrove students giving all attendees a
A new article with this title is now available on the #TeachSDGs website here: http://www.teachsdgs.org/1/post/2017/09/engaging-with-the-sdgs-in-uk-schools-models-and-ingredients-for-successful-practice.html Extract below: Common themes emerging from #TeachSDG activities in schools There are a number of key elements to most SDG-related activities highlighted here: First, the SDG framework is often used as the starting point to engage students, school leaders, and other staff.
This article has just come out in the September 2017 issue of Brainfeed Magazine, read in schools and by teachers across India. It takes a while to find the #TeachSDGs article (p44-45), so I'm posting it here until I get told otherwise! Please note, this does not represent the views of the Global Learning Programme and is written from my perspective as a member of #TeachSDGs - I did ask for this to be stated and for a couple of editorial changes, but think they'd already publ