Global Citizenship exploring perceptions stereotypes and images Using…

Global Citizenship: exploring perceptions, stereotypes and images

Using Malawi as a context, this glow meet will explore Global Citizenship through an interactive CPD session for primary teachers. We will reflect on what it means to be a Global Citizen in the 21st century and think about how Education for Global Citizenship can help young people to meet the challenges now and in the future of our interdependent world.

Drawing on materials and activities from a new Scotdec resource pack Failte Malawi, teachers will also have the opportunity to think about how images can be used to challenge our perceptions of places and to consider how we can measure the impact of this learning on children’s attitudes.

Failte Malawi has been written in recognition of the number of schools in Scotland which have a connection with, or interest in Malawi. It uses Malawi as a context for learning about rights, exploring Global Citizenship and to challenge perceptions and stereotypes of the world beyond the everyday experience of most pupils and teachers in Scotland. The resource has been designed to support the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence, and exemplify its principles and aims. Activities have been devised for primary schools at both level 1 and 2. The resource covers four topics: water, food and farming, homes, and toys.

Although focussed on one country, this professional development opportunity is relevant to primary schools exploring links and learning about other cultures regardless of where they are in the world.

Schools will be able sign up from tomorrow, June 9th, through the following link: