Think Global - promoting education for a sustainable and just world

Global Dimension

quote The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking. quote

Albert Einstein

This short video outlines our work

Think Global is a national education charity, and the hub of a community of schools, NGOs and businesses which care about global learning and development. Our goal is to help create a more just and sustainable world, through the power of global learning.


The world today is neither just nor sustainable. Poverty and hunger, unequal distribution of wealth and opportunity, environmental degradation and diminishing resources are some of the challenges that today’s young people will inherit. These problems are huge – but they are surmountable. At Think Global we believe in the ingenuity and basic humanity of people to solve these problems. Our members include 10,000 teachers and school leaders, and 140 organisations including international and national non-governmental organisations, universities, faith groups and unions, all of whom believe it is possible to create a world which is both just and sustainable. This belief drives the Think Global community.


We work to equip people with the knowledge and skills they need to make better decisions for a just and sustainable world. We support them to learn more about the challenges we all face.  Better understanding leads to better decisions. We call the development of this deeper understanding, the acquisition of ‘global capabilities’, of which there are three:

  • Global understanding: acquiring knowledge about the world
  • Global open-mindedness: developing insight into global relationships
  • Global resourcefulness: the ability to think critically and to imagine alternative futures

We believe that, in the long run, it is the development of these capabilities that will play the biggest role in creating a just and sustainable world.

Featured news

Global Learning Programme

The Global Learning Programme for England has now officially launched. Think Global is a partner of the programme, and we feel privileged to be part of such an exciting new venture for schools.

The GLP will create a national network of like-minded schools, committed to equipping students to succeed in a globalised world by helping their teachers to deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3.

To find out more and sign up to the programme please visit the programme website:



17/04/2014 Now Showing: Using Film in Schools

There is no shortage of teaching and learning resources available to school teachers in Britain.  For all educators a rich variety of resources and learning aids is often only a click away.

But in a new article for Think Global published in Policy and Practice,  Monika Kruesmann considers how global learning presents unique resource imperatives for schools and teachers.

26/03/2014 Public perceptions of international poverty seminar

New research exploring the UK public’s understanding of the causes and solutions of international poverty from BOND will be shared in a BOND and Think Global online seminar.

14/03/2014 Rising demand for global learning information

Teacher networks have this week been discovering the world of global learning and all the support available at a number of talks given by Think Global staff.

17/12/2013 Think Global helps launch Post Rio+20 Education for Sustainable Development Manifesto

Think Global today joined the Parliamentary launch of Enabling the Future We Want – Education for Sustainable Development in the UK together with a cross-sector grouping covering business, education, politics and charities.