Global Learning Programme

From Charity to Social Justice: Challenging misconceptions and exploring diversity

Provider: Leeds University Centre for African Studies
Cost £: 50 credits per school
Aims of the course:

To promote a balanced perspective of other people and place, base on social justice rather than charity, using active learning approaches and the local community as a classroom resource.

Expected outcomes of the course:

The session will provide teachers with an opportunity to: • Reflect on the resources and teaching approaches currently used to engage pupils with other peoples and places. • Evaluate teaching techniques and learning approaches that challenge misconceptions and explore global diversity. • Assess the value of local community involvement in the delivery of Global Learning initiatives.

Embedding global learning in your teaching:

Teachers will be: • More aware of resources and teaching approaches that contribute to reinforcing stereotypical perception of other people and places. • Able to move pupils away from a charity perspective to one based on social justice by using teaching approaches that challenge misconceptions and explore diversity. • More confident about involving the local community to enhance the Global Learning experience of their pupils.

Course aimed at:


Curriculum subjects explored in this course:

Geography, History, Citizenship, PSHE

Content focus:

Curriculum development; Teaching and learning; Helping schools work with the wider community


A one hour workshop

Trainer details:

Teacher and teacher trainer in Mozambique. Development Education resources writer and teacher trainer with Leeds Development Education Centre. Postgraduate student trainer and researcher with the Leeds University Centre for African Studies. Course Tutor on the PG Module Global Learning in UK Primary Schools at the University of Leeds.

Other information:

The delivery of this workshop is flexible because the training programme can be delivered as part of a staff meeting or during a training day.

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