Global Learning Programme

From Charity to Justice - fair trade, climate change and us

Start: 03:30 , end: 05:30
Provider: Leeds Development Education Centre
Cost £: 200 credits per school
Aims of the course:

To explore how schools can teach about social justice in a range of different subject areas. To look at the relationship between Fair Trade and trading fairly To explore methodologies and resources for teaching about the connections between Fair trade, climate change and young peoples' lives To explore meaningful ways for young people to engage actively in global poverty reduction

Expected outcomes of the course:

Participants will have an understanding of the connections between the course themes and how they can incorporate course themes into their teaching Participants will be able to resource teaching a topic or scheme of work on Justice and Fair Trade Participants will consider how to join up teaching on these themes for transition between KS2 and KS3

Embedding global learning in your teaching:

Relate climate change, fair trade and global trading to their own practice and be able to apply these in a practical way in the classroom. Support their pupils to develop depth of global knowledge and global learning skills, enabling them to acquire a wider perspective, new skills and to imagine different futures. It will enable them to reflect on and have a better understanding of their own role as global practitioners. It will enable them to begin to plan the incorporation of these themes into transition programmes

Course aimed at:

KS2 and KS3

Curriculum subjects explored in this course:

Maths, English, Science, Geography, History, RS / RE, Citizenship, PSHE, MFL, DT, Music, Art, Drama, PE

Content focus:

Curriculum development; Teaching and learning; Pupil behaviour and values; School awards (e.g. Fair Trade School, RSSA, ISA etc.); This course can be tailored to the content focus the school specifies



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Trainer details:

Adam Ranson is a trainer and global learning consultant working at Leeds DEC. He has worked as a teacher and 'development educator' for over 25 years. He is the author of a number of publications on global learning and has acted as an education consultant in the UK and Europe. Adam is the regional trainer for the British Council's Connecting Classrooms programme, a registered trainer for the national Global Teacher Award and a Director of the national Consortium of Development Education Centres and the Zimbabwe Education Trust.

Other information:

Leeds Development Education Centre is an education charity which specialises in supporting schools to help prepare young people for the challenges of living, learning and working in an increasingly globalised world. Our mission is to help teachers and students participate in the process of global development, and challenge values, attitudes and structures which perpetuate global poverty and inequality.

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