Primary Education for Global Learning and Sustainability

Migration: Thinking again, and Thinking critically

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.

CoDEC Global Learning Conference 2014 Report

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.

Young People and International Development

This report from the Development Education Research Centre, Institute of Education, London, challenges the assumption that young people are interested and engaged in international development issues. Longstanding involvement is likely to be linked to the extent to which students can connect what is happening elsewhere in the world to their own lives and their sense of place within it.

Global Dimension in Secondary Schools

This report from the Development Education Research Centre, Institute of Education, London, finds that more and more schools are engaging in this area and that it can make a major contribution to broader educational goals such as cultural understanding, community cohesion and student motivation.

Community cohesion: where next for schools?

This briefing from Think Global and Runnymede Trust builds on the findings of a high-level round table hosted by Baroness Walmsley in December 2010. It explores how NGOs, teachers and policy-makers can continue to promote community cohesion in a policy environment which aims to reduce prescription and promote school freedom, including no longer inspecting schools’ contributions to community cohesion.