New Global Learning Programme For Schools
The Global Learning Programme (GLP)
We are delighted to let you know about the new Global Learning Programme (GLP) for England which ACT is a partner in and launches this month. The GLP is a ground-breaking new programme which will create a national network of like-minded schools, committed to equipping their pupils to make a positive contribution to a globalised world by helping their teachers to deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3.
The programme supports teachers to help their pupils learn about the challenges our world faces and think critically about how to deal with issues such as poverty, inequality and sustainability. It helps pupils make sense of the world in which they live and to understand their role within a global society.
It puts a primary focus on developing pupil’s knowledge and understanding of development and global issues through subject-based learning in key curriculum areas. It also recognises the important role global learning initiatives can have in encouraging pupils’ values and skills development.
ACT is one of the subject association partners. We have been developing new teaching advice and guidance about Citizenship and Global Learning and will letting ACT members have further details of this in the coming months.
The GLP offers schools in England:
- · A free peer-led locally-based programme of support to enhance teaching about global issues and whole school approaches to global learning;
- · e-credits which schools can use to pay for CPD from approved providers;
- · A specialised online audit tool for schools to highlight current global learning strengths and areas of priority;
- · An individualised action plan for schools to understand how they might enhance future global learning provision;
- · Curriculum guidance to support global learning in key subject areas;
- · Easily-accessible and approved resources available to support classroom teaching and whole-school global learning initiatives;
- · An online tool to assess pupils’ global learning;
- · Opportunities for teachers to become accredited GLP Lead Practitioners and for schools to become GLP Expert Centres.
Register your school today and find out more about the opportunities that the GLP can offer your pupils.
The Global Learning Programme is funded by the Department for International Development and runs from 2013 to 2017. It is managed by a consortium of leading global learning and educational organisations: Pearson (lead), Geographical Association, Institute of Education, Oxfam UK, Royal Geographical Society, SSAT and Think Global.