Full course description

What is global citizenship?

Global citizenship is about equipping the young people we teach with the skills, expertise and outlooks they need for their future. It is about giving them the competence and the ability to actively engage in making the world they will live in as adults a fairer and more sustainable place.

Who is this training package for?

School practitioners who have an interest in teaching global citizenship and are looking to enhance international practice in their classroom and the wider school. Please note, you do not need to have an existing international partner to take part or benefit from this course.

What will it cover?

This course will look at the new Education for Global Citizenship framework and give you ideas to tailor this to suit your school’s priorities and overall approach to international practice.

Split into modules that combine both theory and practical examples, learning will focus on:

  • exploring and sharing perspectives on global citizenship as an educational tool
  • what we mean by ‘interdependence’ and its centrality to thinking about global citizenship
  • the five core global citizenship themes and how these tie into the framework
  • techniques and activity ideas for teaching the subject in the classroom
  • how to consolidate your learning and put together an action plan to enhance teaching global citizenship at your school
  • practical ways you can work collaboratively with an international partner.

What will it teach me about global citizenship?

  • the outlooks, knowledge and skills needed by young people to enable them to live and work as responsible citizens
  • other practitioners’ experiences of teaching global citizenship and how they have benefited from working with international partners.

What will I take away?

This training package has been designed to introduce you to the concept of education for global citizenship and give you the tools to identify steps you can take in your own school to bring it into the curriculum.

In order to deepen your own learning and make the ideas in the course available to others, all the activities have been designed for discussion with colleagues in mind. There are also opportunities for you to share your ideas and learning with other course participants via a dedicated forum.

Practical information

Before accessing this training package, please register with British Council Schools Online.

This package is designed to be used in a variety of ways, depending on how much time you have available. The course comprises of

  •  key activities
  • reflective activities
  •  additional activities
Key activities

You must complete the key activities as part of this training course. These are flexible, done online and can be completed in less than five hours.

All work will be saved in an online workbook which may be printed at a later date. The activities have been designed to be used and discussed with colleagues and we would also recommend using them when working with an international partner.

Reflective activities

At the end of each module there is a reflective activity to help you bring together your learning. On successful completion of each of the reflective activities, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Connecting Classrooms.

Additional activities

Additional activities are also available if you wish to look at this topic in more depth. These include prompts for discussion, ideas for further reading, case studies, additional classroom activities and suggestions for further online courses.