Case study: The fashion industry plays a major role in global trade. How can fashion students be encouraged to consider ethical issues when they enter the industry?
Global Matters celebrates just some of the exciting examples of global learning going on around the country in schools, youth work and communities. The case studies show active and participatory approaches that engage learners and encourage critical thinking about a range of important topics, including global trade, environmental sustainability, race, child labour and refugees. They demonstrate the innovative work which is taking place throughout the country, often through the involvement of the voluntary sector. We hope they encourage other educators to reflect on their practice and seek support to develop global learning in their own settings.
This publication will serve to inspire debate on what should constitute the vision, mission and values of a global university, within the context of global society. Given the global footprint of universities and the ability of our graduates to influence change in global society, the publication maintains that universities cannot ignore their corporate and social responsibilities: senior managers have a critical role to play as leaders of this agenda and of change that results in positive benefits for a wider stakeholder group.
Marjorie Drake shares learning from a UK project which should inform future work with high education institutions to secure an entitlement to global education for student teachers.
DEA consulted its members on a response to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) consultation document on Sustainable Development in Higher Education.
The Copernicus Consultation Paper Further challenges and priorities for the European Higher Education Area (EHEA): How the Bologna Process should address the principle of sustainable development was a Europe-wide consultation facilitated by Copernicus-Campus. This is a network of European universities who have signed the Copernicus University Charter for Sustainable Development signalling their commitment to give sustainable development a prominent place in their activities.
The Global University: The Role of the Curriculum argues that high quality higher education should be concerned with preparing students - ethically and intellectually - for active global citizenship.
Michael Strange discusses the problem and possibilities experienced during an attempt to promote political awareness of development issues within a university campus in the UK. He draws a distinction between creating awareness of one's own political power, and argue for the importance of connecting otherwise potentially abstract 'global' issues to more immediate and local issues, such as prejudice-based abuse against students.
Ian Neal argues that engineering faces fundamental change in the near future that will require engineering professionals to have a global perspective. He calls for greater dialogue and cooperation between the engineering and the international development sectors accross academia, government, business and NGOs in order to promote greater knowledge and understanding of global development amongst engineers and those working in the engineering sector.
Graduates as Global Citizens was a groundbreaking conference at which 63 higher education institutions and DEA member organisations were represented.