Global Education …in a Box
11 Mar 2009
The Global Education Box has been designed to develop a school programme that promotes Global Citizenship.
Attention: This article has been imported from our old websiteWhile we've taken every precaution to ensure that the content of this article remains intact, it may contain errors.
In an ever-changing and interconnected world, our lives are increasingly shaped by the actions of others. It has become important therefore, that education provides young people with the knowledge, skills and values, that will equip them to acknowledge the complexity of today’s global issues.
The Global Education Box has been designed to develop a school programme that promotes Global Citizenship. This multi-facetted resource combines a wide range of activities to explore the subject. Combining videos, maps, games, music and even Positive News, the box will help develop an understanding of what it means to be a Global Citizen.
The box is handmade from hazel and was crafted in Shropshire by Adrian Thorius. It is divided into four sections: Interdependence, Looking After the Earth, Global Fairness and Celebrating Diversity. The boxes are currently being used in High Schools throughout Powys.Each area prompts the students to think about themselves in the wider context, with the opportunity for debate.
The original project was devised and delivered by Jenny for PEDEC (Powys Environment and Development Education Centre), based in Llanidloes and are currently being used in High Schools throughout Powys.
Jenny, a Key Stage Two teacher for more than 20 years, now hopes to take it nationwide. All materials and teaching notes are provided for 16 lessons. The box has been designed to be incorporated into geography, personal and social education, and design and technology classes. It can also be easily adapted for primary school children too.
If you or your school would be interested in taking part,
contact: Jenny Ogden
Tel: +44 (0)1544 260 460
Photo: courtesy of Jenny Ogden
If you enjoyed this article, please consider making a donation
Donating helps us keep reporting on positive news