Global Learning Programme

Helping you engage pupils appropriately with difficult or controversial issues

Young people frequently face making decisions about a wide range of issues on which there are many different views. Issues like sexuality, religion, bullying, and war can provoke strong, varied and often contradictory responses. With the ever-growing influence of social media and ‘fake news’, the need for young people to feel confident in tackling controversial issues is more pressing than ever.

The Global Learning Programme (GLP) is providing this free resource to support teachers in enabling young people to engage appropriately with controversial issues in the classroom and beyond. The resource includes two activities (taken from Oxfam’s recently updated Teaching Controversial Issues guide) along with some useful links for further support and guidance.


How to access these free resources and more


Log in to your school's GLP account to access these and many other free teaching resources. If your school isn't one of the thousands of schools in England already registered for the GLP and benefiting from the free curriculum guidance and resources available, simply register your school todayRegistration is free and takes just a few minutes. 


The GLP is helping teachers to deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3. Find out why so many schools value global learning as part of their teaching.


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The GLP is funded by the UK government. The GLP in England (GLP-E) is managed by a consortium of partners: Pearson (lead), Geographical Association, UCL Institute of Education, Oxfam UK, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), SSAT and Think Global.