Youth in Action YiA Youth in Action is…

Youth in Action (YiA)
Youth in Action is the Programme the European Union has set up for young people. It aims to inspire a sense of active European citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union’s future. It promotes mobility within and beyond the EU’s borders, non-formal learning and intercultural dialogue, and encourages the employability and inclusion of all young people, regardless of their educational, social and cultural background:
Youth in Action is a Programme for all!
YiA specific programme priorities are:
• Promote young people’s active citizenship in general & European citizenship in particular
• Promote tolerance and social cohesion among young people in Europe
• Foster mutual understanding between young people in different countries
• Contribute to developing quality in youth support systems
• Promote European co-operation in the youth field
Are you a worker who has thought about Youth Exchange?
Are you a young person who would like to experience culture of you neighbours in Europe?
Would you like to find out more information?
Come along to a FREE information workshop!
Get answers to your questions!
Speak to the YiA mentors!
Youth in Action Information Workshops
Fife-Inverkeithing Civic Centre Date: Thursday 14th July 12.30pm -4.30pm
Scottish Borders-Langlee Complex Date: Thursday 25th August 12.30pm -4.30pm
Inverness -Spectrum Centre Date: Wednesday 21st September 12.30pm -4.30pm
Glasgow -The Mitchell Library Date: Friday 21st October 12.30pm -4.30pm
YiA Programme
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‘Developing Global Citizens’ at SLF 2011 The Scottish…

‘Developing Global Citizens’ at SLF 2011

The Scottish Learning Festival takes place at the SECC in Glasgow on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd September 2011.
Online registration is now open. Sign up and select the seminars you’d like to attend.

This free event for teachers and education professionals offers many opportunities to find out more about how schools and teachers can embed Global Citizenship within their practice. You can

  • Attend presentations and seminars by active practitioners
  • Meet the ‘Developing Global Citizens’ team members and teachers in the Global Village area of the exhibition for advice and resources
  • Visit the exhibition stands of a range of organisations with material and expertise

Here are some of the sessions which incorporate Global Citizenship themes:

Weds 21st

Literacy through Technology in an International context

Forest Pitch: an arts project to develop global citizenship

Democracy and Global Citizenship in a changing world

Leadership of global citizenship

Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games – building the legacy for learning

What can we learn from other countries about Assessment for CFE?

Climate Change: truth, controversy and evidence

Developing Global Citizens in the Early Years

Renewable Energy Education – Western Isles and Glasgow

Thurs 22nd

Climate Change and Forests

Developing Global Citizens – a rich context for learning

Advancing the Curriculum for Excellence through Rights Respecting Schools

Interdisciplinary learning and careers management through the topic of Renewables

Excellence in LGBT Equality education

Supporting the development of EAL through participation in Comenius

School open day – Lawthorn Primary School North…

School open day – Lawthorn Primary School, North Ayrshire

Main focus: Sustainable Development Education.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 9.30 am – 2.45 pm

The highly successful programme of Developing Global Citizens study visits to schools around the country continues with Lawthorn Primary School, winner of the Best Sustainable School Award 2010.

Participants will have the opportunity to find out for themselves how the school’s systematic approach to global citizenship education acts as a key driver for enriched learning across the whole curriculum and discover how this has transformed the attitudes of pupils and the wider community.

The visit will allow practitioners to find out about:

• implementing a highly effective carbon reduction scheme using the LTS online ‘global footprint calculator’ administered by pupils
• utilising green spaces surrounding the school as ‘outdoor classrooms’
• building strong partnerships with parents and a wide range of local community groups and businesses.
• planting trees and growing food in the school allotment
• the impact of active and vibrant pupil- led ‘eco’ steering groups which drive many initiatives and campaigns. This includes sustainable school travel, waste minimisation and support for wider sustainability education programmes

For more information see: Lawthorn Primary School open day programme Or visit our LTS Sustainable Development Education Glow group.

How to book places for this event are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

To book, please email: or if you have any queries please phone 0141 282 5172.

This event is free of charge.

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: