Global Learning Programme

Preparing for community cohesion: refugees, asylum and migration [Duplicated] [Duplicated] [Duplicated] [Duplicated] [Duplicated] [Duplicated] [Duplicated]

25 Jan 2018 - 25 Jan 2018 | Lancaster
Start: 10:00 , end: 17:30
Provider: Global Link development education centre
Cost £: 500 credits per school
Aims of the course:

To facilitate teachers to help young people to 1.) understand that refugees, asylum-seekers and economic migrants from Africa, Asia and Latin America are the human consequences of global poverty, inequality and conflict 2.) understand their role in a globally-interdependent world and to explore strategies by which they can have a positive impact on the world around them, and 3.) to think critically about media representations of refugees, asylum-seekers and economic migrants 4.) For young people and teachers to meet a refugee, and ensure refugee perspectives are present in the classroom

Expected outcomes of the course:

1. Have increased their ability to teach about refugee, asylum and migration issues as part of the statutory community cohesion duty 2. Have enhanced their understanding of the approaches to learning which promote critical literacy and thinking 3. Be able to include activities to measure changes in attitudes of their pupils in relation to migration issues

Embedding global learning in your teaching:

By the end of course the participants will be more confident in approaching controversial issues relating to asylum-seeking and migration. They will be confident in employing global teaching methods in their classrooms and will have engaged with the process of critical literacy so that they will be more willing to allow their students to learn by exploration and will feel unthreatened by self-examination of their own classroom practice. They will have started to explore the concept of global inequality and their response to it. They will be able to use this knowledge to begin to examine global themes through the lenses of sustainability, human rights, interdependence and global citizenship. Teachers will be able to draw on first hand experience, shared by a refugee in the classroom.

Course aimed at:

KS2 and KS3

Content focus:

Teaching and learning; Development of whole school ethos



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Trainer details:

Gisela Renolds has been observed and validated as a trainer through the Consortium of DECs Global Teacher Award programme, and has the following qualifications: B.A.Hons in Social Anthropology with Development Studies, MA in Creative Writing, 7307 Certificate in Further Education, NVQ Level 5 & Certificate in Management, Lancaster University. She has delivered school linking, race equality and community cohesion-related workshops with teachers and has worked as a global educator for Global Link since 1997. She has developed, delivered and managed both school and community projects relating to sustainability, fair trade, human rights and refugees, diversity and community cohesion, including the national Escape to Safety exhibition

Other information:

A refugee speaker will co-deliver the CPD with teachers and workshops with pupils

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