In this briefing Think Global summarises available evidence for the impact of global learning and on the unmet demand for learning about the wider world in school. The briefing references recent research including from the Geographical Association, Ofsted and the CBI amongst others.
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.
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.
Think Global and Charities Evaluation Services have created a new guide offering ideas and inspiration for monitoring and evaluating the outcomes of work to promote global, intercultural and environmental understanding.
This research report from Think Global highlights findings from a YouGov survey of parents' attitudes towards their children's education.
,Think Global's response to the Giving Green Paper, March 2011.
This research by the Global Poverty Project and Think Global highlights that the international development sector see development education as fundamental to building support for the government's vision of a 'big society' globally as well as locally.
This report draws insights from existing literature, practitioners, academics and others who are closely involved in global learning in England to explore what constitutes effective practice for global learning
Involvement in fundraising activities can be motivating and fun for young people as well as supporting charities in their work. Such experiences also have huge educational potential, offering opportunities to develop young people's understanding and skills as active, responsible citizens. This document explores good practice in fundraising with young people.
Matt Jackson, Head of Public Engagement at Oxfam, considers the relationship between education and fundraising. He argues that fundraising with young people and global learning should not be seen as mutually exclusive, and that fundraising activities can have a valuable place in educational contexts if participation is placed at their heart.