Presentation on theme: "Martin Pollard Chief Executive, WCIA"— Presentation transcript:
1 Global Education: inspiring the next generation of Wales-Africa partnerships Martin PollardChief Executive, WCIAChair, Wales Alliance for Global Education
2 What is Global Education? Global education motivates and empowers people to become active, responsible citizens of Wales and the world, through:Engaging with contemporary issues and becoming knowledgeable about their community, society and the worldUnderstanding and exercising their human and democratic responsibilities and rightsRespecting the needs and rights of others, as members of a diverse societyShowing their commitment to the sustainability of the planetWales Alliance for Global Education (WAGE)
3 How has Global Education developed in Wales? 2002Guidance on Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC) as response to Welsh Government’s duty to promote SD2006ESDGC Strategy for Action and Estyn baseline reportWelsh Government ESDGC ‘Champion’ (role ended 2010)2008ESDGC Common Understanding for Schools
4 7 themes of ESDGC A ‘whole school’ approach (from Common Understanding)Choices & DecisionsClimate ChangeConsumption & WasteHealthIdentity & CultureNatural EnvironmentWealth & PovertyA ‘whole school’ approach“If it is to succeed, ESDGC needs to be addressed by the whole school community, not just teachers and learners, but parents, carers, governors, visitors and non-teaching staff. To be effective ESDGC needs to be embedded across the curriculum and infused throughout the life of the school.”
5 DfID’s role Early-mid 2000s Small grants scheme for global education work (run in Wales by Cyfanfyd)Late 2000s-early 2010sEnabling Effective Support funding for different UK jurisdictions ESDGC Schools Network in Wales2014-presentFunding for Global Learning Partnership (delivered in Wales by Education Development Trust)2017 onwards???
6 Welsh Baccalaureate 2007 Launched across Wales following piloting ‘Wales, Europe and the World’ = key component2015Revised Bac requires students to undertake Global Citizenship Challenge (worth 15% of total marks)
7 Issues to explore in the Welsh Bac Global Citizenship Challenge Advanced (6 headings with example themes)
8 Challenge process Teaching and Learning programme Opportunities to think critically, discuss, debateCan include ‘mini challenges’ (e.g. Model United Nations conferences)Personal StandpointDemonstrate critical understanding of and/or empathy with alternative perspectivesPESTLE analysisFormulate possible approaches to tackle a global issueGlobal Choices ConferenceSchool/college based, collaborative or involving external organisationKey note speech (10 mins), ‘shot gun oral presentation’ (5 mins with additional contribution) or conference paper (500 words)
9 Where are we now?2014Estyn report showed improved delivery of ESDGC, but delivery varies and some themes covered better than others2015Donaldson review of national curriculum: highlights need for learners to become “ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world”Well-being of Future Generations Act: goal for a “globally responsible Wales”2016New national curriculum developments under way – the “international dimension” will be a key component
10 Wales Alliance for Global Education (WAGE) WAGE is an alliance of organisations that care passionately about our young people, now and for future generations. We want to see Wales’ young people thrive responsibly in a globalised world as informed, skilled and empowered citizens.Priorities forEnsure that the new national curriculum incorporates clear and substantial opportunities for Global EducationSupport schools to work towards a globally responsible Wales, in line with the Well-being of Future Generations ActEmbed Global Education in the plans of the 4 regional education consortiaWAGE members include:Caerphilly County Borough CouncilCAFODCentre for Alternative TechnologyDolen CymruFair Trade WalesField Studies CouncilGlobal Learning Programme WalesHub Cymru AfricaKeep Wales TidyNatural Resources WalesNUS WalesOxfam CymruPembrokeshire Sustainable SchoolsPONTRace Council CymruRSPBSazani AssociatesShow Racism the Red CardSize of WalesSub-Saharan Advisory PanelSUSSED WalesSustainable WalesUrdd Gobaith CymruWales for Peace projectWelsh Centre for International Affairs
11 Tough questions… critical thinking required! What should we do about climate change?Why should we care about poverty in other countries when there are poor people here?What’s the best way to achieve peace? Can war be justified?What are our responsibilities towards refugees?What makes me similar to/different from people in other countries?What happens when human rights clash with cultural/religious values?How can we make sure future generations will be happy and safe?Should you ‘sponsor a child’?Why are some people hungry?… etc. etc.
12 Issue TreeSee ‘Global Citizenship in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers’ (Oxfam 2016)
13 Stay in touch Wales Alliance for Global Education Martin Pollard, ChairVicky Leech, Vice-Chair