Our world is fast changing and interconnected. People may disagree on the rate and impact of change, but most would agree that the world faces significant changes, challenges and opportunities, which reach into all our our lives.
Global learning, critical and creative learning about the wider world, enables people to develop knowledge about the challenges we face and and skills to make decisions for themselves. Equipped with these global capabilities, people can help to make a more just and sustainable world.
What are global capabilities?
We believe that there are three capabilities which people can develop through global learning.
‘Capabilities’ give people the freedom to lead full and enriched lives. Through acquiring these capabilities people then have the choice to decide whether and how to act. They are empowered to play their part in tackling global injustice and unsustainable practices. Of course, as free agents the choice remains theirs. However without these capabilities, they won’t have the choice. Our belief in the power of capabilities is inspired by the great thinker, Amartya Sen. You can read more about him here.