Global Learning Programme

Fairtrade and global justice - school INSET

Provider: Wiltshire Global Education Centre
Cost £: 250 credits per school
Aims of the course:

1) to stimulate thought and understanding about global interconnectedness 2) To equip teachers to help students in understanding the difference Fairtrade can make 3) To facilitate teachers to help young people explore strategies by which they can make the world more just and sustainable 4) Help teachers to make the connections between Fairtrade and a whole school approach to global citizenship by establishing and exploring context.

Expected outcomes of the course:

By the end of the course, participants will: 1) have increased their understanding of global interconnectedness and how students can engage with this 2) understand the principles of Fairtrade and how it can work to promote global justice 3). have understanding and experience of a range of cross curricular activities at KS 2 and 3 that can be used to help students engage with Fairtrade issues 4) Have increased confidence and understanding of how to promote informed, active global citizenship 5) Have reflected on how to embed Fairtrade into the curriculum and the broader life of their schools 6) have enhanced understanding of the Fairtrade Schools Award and the role it can play in promoting social justice

Embedding global learning in your teaching:

By the end of course the participants will be more confident in incorporating Fairtrade and aspects of global interconnectedness into many areas of the curriculum. They will feel more confident in ways of helping students empathise with people in other countries and to take an active role in promoting fairness. They will feel more confident in encouraging their students to make a difference.

Course aimed at:

KS2 and KS3

Curriculum subjects explored in this course:

English, Geography, Citizenship, PSHE

Content focus:

Curriculum development; Development of specific subject (i.e. Maths, English etc.) or curriculum area; Teaching and learning; Development of whole school ethos; Helping schools work with the wider commuity; School awards (e.g. Fair Trade School, RSSA, ISA etc.); This course can be tailored to the content focus the school specifies



Maximum of participants:


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Trainer details:

Caroline Harmer

Other information:

This course is also offered to individuals at the cost of £75. Schools will also need to pay for travel costs for the trainer.

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