Global Learning Programme Wales

The Department for International Development (DfID) funded UK wide Global Learning Programme (GLP) came to an end on 31 July.  A new programme, the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) programme is being launched in September. 

The new programme is jointly funded by the British Council and Department for International Development and will be led by the British Council. You can register your interest in the programme on the British Council website.

Think Global was a member of the consortium delivering the Global Learning Programme in Wales (GLP-W) on behalf of the Department for International Development. We were the lead partner in the management of the website.

What was the Global Learning Programme Wales (GLP-W)?

The Global Learning Programme Wales (GLP-W) was a government-funded opportunity to make a real difference in the teaching, learning and experience of Global Citizenship in Wales.

Why should schools take part?

The GLP-W created a national network of schools committed to:

  • equipping their pupils with the knowledge and skills to make a positive contribution to a globalised world; and
  • helping teachers to deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3.

What were the aims of the GLP-W?

The GLP-W aimed to embed global learning in the curriculum and the wider life of the school. It’s not simply about global learning being delivered through a single subject, the occasional assembly or theme day but rather aimed to:

  • Help children and young people understand their role in a globally interdependent world and explore ways by which they can make it more just and sustainable
  • Familiarise pupils with the concepts of interdependence, development and globalisation
  • Stimulate critical thinking about global issues, both at a whole school and pupil level
  • Help schools promote greater awareness of global poverty and how it can be reduced
  • Enable teachers to explore new and alternative ways of teaching about development and sustainability in the classroom.

GLP-W Partners

The GLP-W was funded by the UK government, and our partners in the programme included: