Turbulent Times: Skills for a Global World
July 11, 2016
Think Global and OCR surveyed 500 business leaders from across the country and across sectors to build an up-to-date picture of whether or to what extent our young people are prepared to thrive both today and in the future.
Playing our Part 2016-26
June 1, 2016
Think Global’s strategy for helping to create a Just and Sustainable World.
Primary Education for Global Learning and Sustainability
March 2, 2016
A report on primary education for global learning and sustainability, by the Development Education Research Centre in partnership with the Cambridge Primary Review Trust.
Migration: Thinking again, and Thinking critically
February 5, 2016
In November 2015, Think Global brought together people with an interest in migration. Our challenge: how do we encourage people to think more critically about the issue?
Migration is a major public policy issue in the UK and is likely to stay that way, with rising ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors. There’s serious discussion to be had about the effects of migration in helping or hindering the creation of a more just and sustainable world – but it gets lost in the frustratingly poor level of discourse about the subject. This pamphlet is a summary of the presentations from our four speakers about how we can engage people in more useful dialogue.
Challenge and Change: Global Citizenship Education in UK Schools
January 20, 2016
Prepared for the Korean Educational Development Institute Symposium on global citizenship education, this paper provides an overview of the current situation for global learning in UK schools, focusing on major challenges and changes that are influencing both teaching and learning. As a country with a relatively long history of global citizenship education, teachers in the UK are grappling with difficult questions of how to adapt existing programmes to new policies and priorities, and how to include global learning in increasingly crowded curricula. Drawing on both existing research and primary interview material, this paper highlights and invites discussion on some of the key issues confronting global educators in the UK and beyond.
Writing Culture and Cultures of Writing
December 18, 2015
In this new Think Global Thinkpiece, Fulbright Teaching Assistant Lindsey Appell examines what it really means to have mutual cultural exchange.
Reflecting on her experience as an American working in a university in Bucharest, she describes how some of her assumptions about academic life were challenged, and how being open to these challenges, and embracing the unexpected, helped her experience deep cultural change – and a richer international experience as a result.
UK Public Attitudes to Development Building New Responses: Toolkit
October 27, 2015
Between January and March 2015 individuals from the international development sector joined together to participate in the course ‘UK Public Attitudes to Development: Building New Responses’. The course was led by Think Global in collaboration with Bond, and included face to face training sessions, webinars and working groups. It was funded by the DEEEP4 project. DEEEP was initiated by the Development Awareness Raising and Education Forum (DARE Forum) of CONCORD and is co-funded by the European Union.
The group successfully connected, shared and learned from each other and the practical outcomes of the course are summarised in this toolkit.
Supply Cha!nge – Make Supermarkets Fair: Supermarket supply chains and workers’ rights
On Thursday 1st October 2015, Think Global was pleased to host our second workshop on supermarket supply chains, as part of the Europe-wide Supply Cha!nge project. The project seeks to raise awareness about the ethics of supply chains used by major European supermarkets, and the focus of this workshop was workers’ rights within those supply chains.
It makes you think: learning together
June 8, 2015
In this thinkpiece Rob Bowden argues that an East meets West project points the way for global learning to be truly transformative
CoDEC Global Learning Conference 2014 Report
January 7, 2015
Report from the conference, Global Learning is Good Education: How we can work together to inspire schools and teachers to create a sustainable, fairer world?, held in Birmingham in November 2014. The conference was organised by the Consortium of Development Education Centres (CoDEC), with support from Think Global.
Think Global’s response to Ofsted Consultation – ‘Better Inspection for All’ December 2014
December 5, 2014
Think Global has responded to the Ofsted Consultation document, ‘Better Inspection for All’, calling on Ofsted inspections to address how education institutions are helping young people for life and work in a globalised world.
Think Global and Members Successes 2014
November 27, 2014
Thanks to all members and supporters for their work and achievements for global learning during 2013-14.
Motivating the core: a values-led approach to owning a common future
September 1, 2013
This paper reflects on a recent collaborative project working alongside Think Global, Oxfam, British Red Cross and Practical Action to explore the potential of ‘Leading Through Values’ for school-based transformation.
Psychological approaches within sustainable and global learning
May 21, 2013
This paper outlines Commonwork’s learning from psychological approaches within sustainable and global learning. It explores the behaviour of those they work with and their own practice as educators.
Think Global’s National Curriculum Review Response
April 16, 2013
This document contains a joint response to the National Curriculum Review Consultation from Think Global and its members.